The power of New York sports is evident in hundreds of original New York Sports Tours stories. Now, one of the stories is available to anyone who shares his or her name and email address in a box that pops up intermittently on this website.
At this time, the bonus story is about how sports launched the career of Robert Ripley of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! fame and shares an interconnected story of how the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner became a regular feature at sporting events.
The above outtake clip of Ripley talking about New York City golf was filmed in Midtown Manhattan in 1929.