New book chronicles the incredible story of the 1939 Garfield High School football team's run to a national championship

His hometown, however, felt otherwise. To working-class Garfield, the 1939 team was the embodiment of its grit, its pride and its underdog mentality — why the city called itself “City of Champions.” In Garfield, the story of the 1939 game was legend, passed down from father to son. If there were a test for Garfield citizenship, one of its questions would surely be: “Who kicked the winning field goal in 1939?” If you couldn’t answer, “Benny Babula,” you might as well move across the river to Clifton.

Sports – New York Daily News