Sport: One of a Kind

By the time he had turned 16, Herbert O. Yardley had a head start down the road to juvenile delinquency. His mother died and left him $200, and his father left him to fend for himself. Furthermore, he had a taste for high life in the local saloons, and at the turn of the century, Worthington, Ind. was loaded with them. But Herbert was saved by sport. Monty, the boss of his favorite barroom, was a gambler who taught his young customer the finer points of that great indoor game—poker.

Yardley has never forgotten...

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