For Always Dreaming’s Triple Crown Success, Pletcher Holds the Key
By Derek Simon
Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes of all time. In the 1912 Olympic Decathlon he placed in the top four in all 10 events and scored 8,413 points — a record that stood for nearly two decades.
Thorpe played professional football, professional basketball and professional baseball. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and is also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
In 1950, an Associated Press poll of nearly 400 sportswriters and broadcasters voted Thorpe the…(more)