Wilt, 1962

On the night of March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, right up the street from the chocolate factory, Wilt Chamberlain, a young and striking athlete celebrated as the Big Dipper, scored one hundred points in a game against the New York Knickerbockers.

As historic and revolutionary as the achievement was, it remains shrouded in myth. In telling the story of this remarkable night in Wilt, 1962, author Gary M. Pomerantz brings to life a lost world of American sports.

role: Researcher
publisher: Crown
publication date: Spring 2005
category: History

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