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The 1919 Stanley Cup

It’s safe to say that no calamity has impacted the sports world as much as Covid-19. The pandemic has put a halt to the NCAA, NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA, Nascar and many other sports entities. Still, it wasn’t the first time that a major sports championship was halted because of a virus. In 1919, the deciding game of the Stanley Cup between the Montreal Canadians and Seattle Metropolitans was called off due to an outbreak of the Spanish Flu. Montreal defensiveman Joe Hall died as a result of the illness just four days after the game’s cancellation.

Here’s a video of this sad, historical event:

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