Sport: Centaur

The most famous figure in the most dashing of sports died last week in an airplane—a Mustang fighter he had been flying over Salisbury, England.

Most U.S. citizens never saw a game of polo, but people who got no closer to one than the rotogravure sections knew that Tommy Hitchcock played it. For nearly 20 years he was the greatest polo player in the U.S. and probably in the world.

He began when he was 13. At 16 he was a star player on the famed Meadow Brook Club's championship team. He also boxed...

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