New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

Tag Archives: Tom Jenkins

Frank Gotch

Frank Gotch (Wrestling.  Born, near Humboldt, IA, Apr. 27, 1876; died, Humboldt, IA, Dec. 16, 1917.)  When wrestling was a more-or-less legitimate sport, Frank A. Gotch was the biggest name in it.  Gotch won the world championship twice (1904-06, 1907-13), first winning the title from Tom Jenkins Jan. 27, 1904.  He appeared in the East […]

About This Dictionary

The Bill Shannon Biographical Dictionary of New York Sports is an open database of sports biographies maintained by Jordan Sprechman and Marty Appel. We welcome public and scholarly contributions and suggestions.

Share Our Blog!

Sort by Last Name

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Support n-yhs

Help us support our sports database and other collections.

About Bill Shannon

A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

Submission Form

* (denotes required field)

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy