Tag Archives: Pat McGill

Eliminate Three In Wrestling Bouts

The Southeast Missourian – February 14, 1930

Kansas City, Feb. 14. – (AP) – Three of the field of 30 heavyweight wrestlers entered in a series of matches planned by the Kansas City American Legion to pick a logical contender for the world title claimed by Gus Sonnenberg were eliminated today as a result of the first card last night. Continue reading

Mat Outlaws Meet Tonight

International News Service – February 11, 1931

NEW YORK — The so-called “rasslin'” outlaws come to town tonight bent on proving that New York will support two wrestling combines. The new Armory Athletic Club will stage its first show this evening, with Joe Stecher meeting Marin Plestina in the main event.

Pat McGill, the Irish champion, and Al Baffert, the youngster who has made a name for himself in California, will appear in the semifinal.

The Sports Spy Glass By Hutch

Arizona Republic – March 3, 1931

Seems like I can’t get Pete Sauer out of my mind and with the mail carrying reams of copy about the great wrestlers of the day, I have the impression that Pete is being the run-around by most of the front-rank matmen. Continue reading

Wayne Munn Wins From Pat McGill

Telegraph Herald – January 3, 1926

Chicago, Jan. 2. – (INS) – Wayne Munn, world’s heavyweight wrestling title aspirant, defeated Pat McGill in straight falls with his famous crotch and half Nelson hold, last night.  Munn tricked McGill into lowering his guard for the first fall after thirty minutes of grappling, by slapping McGill’s face.  The same trick resulted in the second fall four minutes later.