27. August 2014 · Comments Off on Wire Photo Wednesday | Benny Baseball · Categories: 2014 · Tags: ,

WPW returns with a look at one of my all-time favorites, the great Michigan quarter Benny Friedman.   If you are like me go grab HTTV 2014 and checkout Craig Ross’s wonderful piece on Friedman.  Ross first covers the history of the passing game in football, then gets into Friedman’s career (how he defined/revolutionized the passing game and his ridiculous numbers for the era) and closes with Benny’s legacy. 

Thanks to his dominance in the early days of pro football some go as far to label Friedman the Babe Ruth of football, and FWIW he used to swing the bat in Ann Arbor.

Wire Photo Wednesday features a great shot of him, on eBay right now doing just that:

Bennie Friedman

Here he is as well in the 1926 baseball team photo on the Bentley Library site:

Benny 1926 team photo

Elsewhere –on eBay, a man (at John Kryk’s suggestion) I put on my list of the Top 25 Wolverines of all-time.  The All-American beast Julius Franks

Julius Franks


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