Bunny Austin Bunny Austin, tennis star of the 1930's, has died at the age of 94. Austin -- teamed with Fred Perry -- won four Davis Cup finals in a row in the mid-30's. Austin was the first man to wear shorts at the All England Club at Wimbledon in 1934. Linda Wertheimer and Bud Collins, asports columnist for the Boston Globe and commentator for NBC, talk about Austin's career. (2:30) MUSIC HEARD AT ONE MINUTE BEFORE THE HOUR: Cut 2 from the CD "DJ Kicks" by the Thievery Corporation, from Studio K-7 Records.
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Bunny Austin

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Bunny Austin

Bunny Austin

Bunny Austin

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Bunny Austin, tennis star of the 1930's, has died at the age of 94. Austin — teamed with Fred Perry — won four Davis Cup finals in a row in the mid-30's. Austin was the first man to wear shorts at the All England Club at Wimbledon in 1934. Linda Wertheimer and Bud Collins, asports columnist for the Boston Globe and commentator for NBC, talk about Austin's career. (2:30) MUSIC HEARD AT ONE MINUTE BEFORE THE HOUR: Cut 2 from the CD "DJ Kicks" by the Thievery Corporation, from Studio K-7 Records.