Jim Browning vs. Joe Savoldi Original Wrestling Photo Yankee Stadium 1933


On offer is an original press photograph featuring Wrestling Champion Jim Browning in action against Notre Dame’s “Jumpin” Joe Savoldi. It is in excellent condition and measures 8 1/2 inches x 6 1/2 inches. Very clean, no creases. sharp corners, solid edges. Retains the original paper caption and stamps verso. Great image from Yankee Stadium NYC.   Jim Browning scored a victory over Savoldi in New York’s Yankee Stadium on June 12, 1933, in front of 6,000 spectators.


June 12, 1933 in New York City, NY
Yankee Stadium drawing 6,000

  • on June 12, 1933 at Yankee Stadium.  Browning was going to tackle the rising star, Joe Savoldi, who only two months earlier got a sneaky win over Londos in Chicago, in a benefit for the Free Milk Fund.  A mammoth turnout was expected, but when bad weather crossed the ball field, and rain toppled to the mat, the 6-7,000 fans in attendance scurried for cover.  The disappointed promoter, Curley, watched
    as Browning lifted Savoldi’s title after 1-hour, 58-minutes of grappling, taking the bout by decision.  The audience booed when Browning was named the winner, thinking that the two men were evenly matched – and it should have been a draw.
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  2. Hans Kampfer beat Dick Raines.
  3. Fred Grunmeier beat Frank Judson.
  4. Ray Steele beat Bill Komar.
  5. Benny Ginsburg beat Sid Westrich (20:00) via decision.
  6. Stanley Sokolis beta Cy Williams.
  7. Paul Boesch beat Steve Znoski (10:05).
  8. NYSAC World Champ Jim Browning beat Joe Savoldi (1 hour 58 minutes) via decision.