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Old 05-05-2021, 05:19 AM
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I don't mean to take sides regarding who was more famous, but when Walter Johnson took one of his first paychecks, bought a "high performance" car, and promptly got pulled over for speeding, the nick-name that he was given by his teammates, which stuck for life ("Big Train" wasn't coined until much later in his career), was "Barney". Perhaps only because it has a more distinct ring to it than "Ray".

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Originally Posted by Harford20 View Post
Jobu, very biased here (as he is a direct relative of mine), but when talking AAA sanctioned races, Ray Harroun was as famous if not more than Oldfield from 1905-1911. Oldfield was a speed daredevil, no question unmatched here, but was often banned from big-track racing.

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