Imprint: Australian Scholarly Publishing
Only Yesterday — Don Bradman at the Melbourne Cricket GroundBy Alf Batchelder
"On a warm December day in 1985, the Long Room was packed for a luncheon. The venerable lounge of the MCG's 1928 Pavilion had seen many crowded occasions, but never anything quite like this. Almost everyone at this inaugural gathering of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame was a renowned, if not legendary, identity — Hubert Opperman, Shirley Strickland, Frank Sedgman, Murray Rose, Dick Reynolds, Bill Ponsford, Betty Cuthbert, Bill Roycroft, Heather McKay, Dawn Fraser, Keith Miller, Ted Whitten, the list seemed endless. However, even in this remarkable throng, no one could match the reputation of one man. As he entered the stadium people gathered just to watch him pass. Some were far too young to have seen him play. Nevertheless, they wanted to be able to tell the world 'I saw Don Bradman'."
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