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Boys From Corbin, The

America's Greatest Little Sports Town

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What do the Los Angeles Lakers, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Knicks, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, Furman Paladins and the Eastern Kentucky Colonels all have incommon? They have all had star athletes who began their careers as Corbin Redhounds.

For four decades the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, Corbin High School sports were the glue that held the town together. For those who worked on the railroad, cut or hauled timber, or chiseled and drug coal from the nearby mines, football and basketball was a diversion from the daily chore of providing for their families. Sports were the common denominator that transcended economic levels of Corbin’s citizenry.

There are others who were prep All-Americans, college All-Americans, NBA and NFL all-stars. The Boys from Corbin–America’s Greatest Little Sports Town is not just a story . .. it’s a phenomenon.

Sports Hall ofFames are dotted with Corbin stars:

Frank Selvy

Rodger Bird

Calvin Bird

Billy Bird

Jerry Bird

Steve Bird

Roy Kidd

Nick Denes

David Selvy

Fred Radar

Mel Chandler

Princess McBurne

Jesse Grant

Marvin Selvy


Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
About The Author

Gary P. West  Gary P. West has simple criteria when it comes to writing books. “I only take on a project that I will enjoy writing about and I only write about something I think people will enjoy reading,” he says. West grew up in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and attended Western Kentucky University before graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1967 with a journalism degree. At U.K. he was a daily sports editor for the Kentucky Kernel. Throughout his extensive career he has served as executive director of the Hillt Learn More about Gary P. West
Book Details
Author: Gary P. West
Pages: 320 pages
Product Dimensions: 6x9
ISBN: 978-1-938905-23-0
Cover Type: Hardcover
Case Quantity: 24

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