In 1958-59, Elgin Baylor, who died Monday at 86, led the Seattle University basketball team to one of the most improbable runs in Northwest and NCAA championship history.
Author: David Eskenazi
If he had never owned the PCL Rainiers, or built a new ballpark, Emil Sick, a brewery operator, would still rank among the most influential Seattle citizens of the 20th century.
Since the 1917 Stanley Cup champion Metropolitans folded in the mid-1920s, Seattle has had five opportunities to return to the top tier of professional hockey.
Bill McFarland had a major impact on pro hockey in Seattle, playing 10 years with the Totems, coaching for four. He went to school at UW to become a lawyer.
Golden Guyle Fielder starred for the Seattle Bombers, Seattle Americans and Seattle Americans and remains the greatest pro hockey star in the city’s history.
One of Seattle’s iconic hockey figures also boxed, played lacrosse, ice danced and skated on stilts. Not many knew that he used an alias throughout his life.
In late winter 1919, an epidemic and the U.S. military foiled Seattle’s chance to launch a pro sports dynasty that would have been emblazoned forever on the Stanley Cup.
Frank Foyston joined the Seattle Metropolitans after a “corporate raid” on the Toronto Blueshirts and developed into the city’s first hockey legend.
Warren Moon arrived at the University of Washington in 1975 as a junior college transfer. Forty years later, he will be honored Wednesday the annual Sports Star of the Year event.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Seahawks, here are 40 moments, memorable and miserable, that left the 12s reeling alternately in dismay and delight.