Archive Dive: Wally Gilbert, Duluth’s “Greatest Athlete”

The archive delivered a gem this week: A biography of Duluth-native Wally Gilbert, who played professional basketball, was a star on the legendary Duluth Eskimos of the early NFL, and was named the all-time best third basemen who ever suited up for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Read about the man the Duluth News Tribune once called “the greatest athlete ever developed in Duluth” here.

Wally Gilbert. (Image: Zenith City Press)

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