Sport: $ 15,000 for a Goalie

Rugged, red-faced James Norris is a rich Chicago grain broker, noted for his smart trading. He also owns the Detroit Red Wings (major-league hockey club). Last week when the Red Wings lost their seventh game out of nine this season, it was too much for Owner Norris. Dipping into his gold-lined jeans, he persuaded the league-leading Boston Bruins to sell Goaltender Cecil ("Tiny") Thompson for $15,000 (highest price ever paid for a goalie). No less shocked than hockey fans was Tiny Thompson (so named because he is so big), who had been with the...

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