Originally Posted by Limpinhitter
I'm afraid Ashley Cooper is wrong about that. I don't know when he said that, but, cramps are caused by dehydration from electrolyte imbalance. It can happen to anyone no matter what kind of shape they are in. And in 1948, what did they know about all of the electrolyte minerals needed to keep them in balance when losing a lot of water during an athletic event? They may have known about salt. That's about it.
I know Laver and Roche were popping salt tablets at 69AO.