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Detroit: City of Champions 1935-1936

Did you know that Detroit is the only US city to have three of it's professional sports teams win their championships in the same year (their first championships no less)? In that same year, 1935, Detroit boasted champions in boxing (Joe Louis), speed boat racing, tennis, golf, fencing, sprinting, distance running, bowling, billiards and even checkers!.

Detroit City of Champions by Charles Avison was published this year, the result of 7 years of research into a forgotten period of Detroit sports history. Come hear him speak about his research and his book. Detroit used to celebrate City of Champions Day every April 18th, something Avison is trying to bring back. In a city with such fanatic sports pride and soon to have the big three stadiums withing walking distance of one another the timing is right.

Check out Detroit Champions Week on Facebook for more events that week!

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