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40 Facts About Thorpe Award
2. Thorpe Award was restored as a "cowinner" of the decathlon and pentathlon of the 1912 Olympic Games.
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4. Thorpe Award was restored as a "cowinner" of the decathlon and pentathlon of the 1912 Olympic Games.
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6. Jim Thorpe Award arrived in Stockholm for the V Olympiad having qualified in four different events; the decathlon, long jump, pentathlon, and the high jump.
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12. In 1913, Thorpe Award married his college sweetheart, Iva Miller, and signed to play professional baseball with the New York Giants.
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14. Jim Thorpe Award was born circa May 28, 1887, near current-day Prague, Oklahoma.
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19. In 1917, Iva and Thorpe Award bought a house now known as the Jim Thorpe House in Yale, Oklahoma, and lived there until 1923.
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21. Thorpe Award signed with the New York Giants baseball club in 1913 and played sporadically with them as an outfielder for three seasons.
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25. In 1919, Thorpe Award played briefly with the New York Giants baseball team.
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29. Thorpe Award was the chief drawing power in professional football until Red Grange entered the game in 1925.
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30. Thorpe Award signed to play professional football in 1915 with the Canton Bulldogs for the "enormous" sum of $250 a game.
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32. Thorpe Award was given third team All-American status by Walter Camp in 1908.
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