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Monday, October 17, 2005

Duck, Sir Donald?

There is a fantastic urban legend which has been around for years, but which I havent been able to verify at all.

First, the facts.

In 1931-32, Australia toured the United States. One of the places they stopped by was Hollywood.One of those people who MAY have watched the game was a prominent member of the Hollywood Cricket Club.

Now, speculation....

So enamoured by Sir Don Bradman was the prominent member that he named one of his creations after the master batsman. Some theories say that the name was a reference to the score Bradman made in that match.....

Urban Legend:

That is how Walt Disney named Donald Duck.

Google, of course, has nothing except people discussing this endlessly....

4 Comments:

Blogger Captain Haddock said...

Pretty interesting. But thinking abt it, would Bradman (of all batsmen) have scored a duck? Hmmm..

5:59 PM  
Blogger Lahar said...

Well, Bradman DID score 10 ducks in 80 test innings- including, famously, in his last one!

7:44 PM  
Blogger Captain Haddock said...

Just went thru Sunil's post abt u. Great to hear that u r a fan of Alistair MacLean novels. I love them as well with my fav. being "The Last Frontier". Looking forward to seeing more in this blog.

5:42 PM  
Blogger Ravi said...

Have also heard this one. Sounds too improbable to be true.Check out my blog when you get time

12:49 PM  

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