The Gump

January 29, 2007 at 11:21 pm (Life & Death)


If you were a hockey fan growing up in New York in the late 50s and early 60s, then memories of “The Gump” [Lorne Worsley] in the nets for the Rangers are fond ones. Defensemen like Harry Howell continually let him down and, overall, the team was [understatedly] not a good one. No reflection on the puglike tenacious netminder who yesterday died of a heart attack.

This mortality thang continues to suck.


  1. pete said,

    I used to listen to the Rangers’ games on my mother’s kitchen radio (on top of the ice box). While listening, I would “skate” around the linoleum floor in my socks with my hockey stick, making all the saves for the Gumper.

  2. Ralph Zig Tyko said,

    … Bathgate, Prentice, and Ingerfield line was my all time favorite, Pete. [Jim?] Gordon on the radio. Do the names Cam Henry and Lou Fontanato ring a bell?

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