WHAT'S INSIDE

Chapter 18: The Trip

​​It was as if everyone from the city of Garfield had chipped in for an Irish Hospitals’ Sweepstakes ticket and collectively hit the jackpot. Against odds that seemed just as long . . . their Boilermakers were going to Miami.

Paperboys around town delivered the glad tidings that rainy morning. The Herald-News screamed, “GARFIELD TO PLAY MIAMI CHRISTMAS” across its front page, pushing the war news down below the fold...

 

 

Full Game Footage

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"So rich and so unforgettable and so inspirational...City of Champions should be told across America. It's that good."

 

—  Peter King, Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports

Once a Boilermaker, Always a Boilermaker (Special Guest: Hank Gola) -
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Hank discusses City of Champions on the Blake and Sal Show

Hank sits down with Al Kachadurian, 95.  Having played against the '39 Boilermakers for Paterson Eastside, Al provides unique insights into high school football and life in general at the time.

PRAISE

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Additional photographs including images of John Kurilec.

Additional photographs including images of the 'Holy Name Cadets' and Tippy Larkin.

Additional photographs including images of the Argauer tailor shop and Louise Blanding Yarborough.

Additional photographs including images of Clyde Crabtree and Garfield High's 1930-31 basketball team.

Additional photographs including images of players and the GHS second team.

Video footage of Fred Snite Jr.

Game programs from two pivotal games, color footage of Garfield's win over Passaic plus images of the Garfield High cheerleaders and band.

An additional photo of the World Telegram Metropolitan All Stars.

Additional photographs including images of the team at Alcazar.

Additional action shots of the game including a Benny Babula run.

Additional photographs including images of Cody and Kazaren.

Additional photographs of players who went on to serve.

Documentation from retirement celebrations and reunions.

 

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