barton king

Bart King must be spinning in his grave today

Submitted by Rick Eyre on August 10 2005, 1:34 pm

New York Times, 6 August 1905It's a hundred years since Bart King, America's greatest cricketer of all time, graced the playing fields of both his own country and of England as a world-class all-rounder. It was Sunday, August 6, 1905, that five thousand people watched a New York XI lose by fifty runs to the MCC in a two-day game at the Staten Island Cricket Club.

Discovery Channel Bart King snub shock

Submitted by Rick Eyre on June 21 2005, 9:13 am

The greatest cricketer the United States ever produced, and thus the greatest sportsperson in American history, King was snubbed by Discovery Channel viewers whose choices for the top 100 included Hugh Hefner, Martha Stewart, Mel Gibson, Michael Jackson and FOUR members of the Bush family.