Sports Then and Now takes the “hot button” issues of today’s sports world and looks at them in the context of sports history.
Aireas Ashley's insight:
This article is telling about how sports has got more important to people now from then. Sports has became apart of everyones everyday life. Theres more fans of football, basketball, boxing, tennis, golf, and baseball. There's even little leagues for these sports.
The Negro leagues were United States professional baseball leagues comprising teams predominantly made up of African Americans and, to a lesser extent, Latin Americans. Rube Foster found the first Negro league. Rube Foster was a former player, manager, and owner for the Chicago American Giants. In the 1920's baseball became known as the American sport because it became famous. Satchel Paige, James Bell, and Josh Gibson were some of the famous black players. Jackie Robinson was the first black player to play in the MLB in America. This brought lots of controversies between whites and dark skinned people. The Leagues maintained a high level of professional skill and became centerpieces for economic development in many black communities.
This is a speech for Babe Ruth saying farewell to all of his fans. Babe Ruth was a famous baseball player, baseball's first great slugger and the most celebrated athlete of his time. Babe Ruth played his last game May 30, 1935 after playing 28 games for the Boston Braves. He retired Later that year as well. Babe Ruth retired because he was getting old and health problems started to occur and he also didn't feel like he was doing his best at playing anymore. His voice was raspy because all of the years of chewing tabaco which caused him to have throat cancer. In June of 1938 Babe Ruth took a coaching job with the Brooklyn Dodgers. This was the last job he had in Major League Baseball.
The beginning of time athlete and heroes became about in every sport. Such as basketball, tennis, golf, football, and the Olympic sports. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Red Grange, Knute Rockne, Helen Wills, Bill Tilden, Walter Hagen, Jack Dempsey, Benny Leonard, And Tommy Hitchcock established records and in the process And became legends. In the 1920’s sports had gained popularity. School teams were formed for students. Many other sports as well, such as golf, this had previously been unavailable to the middle-class became open. Known as the Golden Age Of Sports. America and the world wanted to put the memory of the Great War behind them and enjoy life. The war provided an economic boom for Americans, people had had more free time then ever before. With this free time everyone had turned their attention to sports. Prosperity, or at least the expectation of prosperity, characterized the nation. Citizens was increasing numbers leaving farms to take jobs in the burgeoning industrial cities, and American’s personal incomes improved significantly. By 1925, 40 percent of workers in the United States earned at least $2,000 annually. The nation went on a spending spree; buy items and spending money on athletic events.
Since the 1920’s sport began, the economy turned from an agrarian to an industrial economy. Sports became the new national pastime, also promoted by tools of mass culture. The 1920’s were a great social change with new prosperity and new ideas. Sports gave interest to not only to adults but also to children. Seeing sports gave children something positive to look at other then being worried about the war everyone just got over. Sports influenced Rube Foster to create the first baseball Negro League team. The team had earned respect from some whites but still there were treated unfairly. It’s the thought and respect they earned that counts. Since the Golden Age Of Sports came about in the 1920’s sports has became very popular. It has influenced people to take it seriously and very interesting. Letting all races be on the same team. Since 1920 sports became popular, like an important event. Its involved in everyday life weathers its basketball one season, football, tennis, baseball, boxing, and golf another.
This document is about Vincent Richards. Richard was a formal American tennis player. The document tells a little about Richard and how he became a tennis champion. He became a protégé of Bill Tilden after being defeated by the older man in a match, and the teamed up with him to win the United States doubles championship in 1918 at the age of 15. He remains the youngest male to have ever won a major championship. The first tennis court he ever played on he built with his brother on Van Cortland Part Avenue. From then on Richard had set his career on being a tennis player. By 1930 he had traveled 1,200,000 miles and played on 5 continents, and was rated one of the top volleys in tennis history. Kings, queens and presidents, played in London, Paris and Tokyo received him.
These three websites tells about sports brought up through out the 1920's. One of the websites tells about the fist negro league, the first boxing champ, albany's first basketball team, and many other sports that came about in the 1920's.
1. Who (organization, person, company) put this information on the Internet? Frank Schiro
2. Is the information meant to be serious, or is it a joke or inaccurate? How can you tell? Its serious because this website is lets the reader know about the sports and how they came about.
3. How do you know where this information comes from? The internet, and peoples research along with mine.
4. Is the information biased? Does it only give one opinion? This information is not biased.
5. Write four important points you learned from this website and complete the: who, what, where, when, why, how notes.
- 1920’s First Negro leagues found by Rube Foster
- September 17, 1920 first American football league was established. - 1920 New York passed the Walker Law, it permitted boxing fights to be leal in New York. - Tennis became an American sport just like all the other sports in the 1920s Who: First Negro Leagues, Football, Boxing, Tennis, Golf What: Major Sports Where: American When: 1900 - 1920 Why: to start something new How: Starting new thing 6. How should include this information on your iMovie and essay? That these sports were brought up And why they were important. WEBSITE #2 Boxing Website link: http://www.cmgww.com/sports/dempsey/biography.htm 1. Who (organization, person, company) put this information on the Internet? CMG Worldwide 2. Is the information meant to be serious, or is it a joke or inaccurate? How can you tell? Its serious, the article tells the reader about the boxing champ and how he came about. 3. How do you know where this information comes from? The internet, and peoples research along with mine. 4. Is the information biased? Does it only give one opinion? This is biased it only focuses on one person. 5. Write four important points you learned from this website and complete the: who, what, where, when, why, how notes. - Born in Manassa, Colorado on June 24, 1895 - He emerged from numerous saloon floor-boxing matches to rein victorious in over 80 professional fights by the meager age of 24 - Known for his thrilling knockout victories, - Dempsey proved his phenomenal ability in a battle of "David and Goliath" match of fists. Who: William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey What: Boxing Where: Small mining towns of Colorado When: From 1911 to 1916 Why: Wanted to become a heavyweight champion How: By proving his strengths 6. How should include this information on your iMovie and essay? I would include that he was the world heavyweight championship from 1919 to 1926. And the steps it took for him to get to that stage. A little of his background. WEBSITE #3 Albany’s First Professional Basketball Team: The 1920′s Senators Website link: http://blog.timesunion.com/chuckmiller/albanys-first-professional-basketball-team-the-1920s-senators/437/ 1. Who (organization, person, company) put this information on the Internet? Chuck Miller 2. Is the information meant to be serious, or is it a joke or inaccurate? How can you tell? This is meant to be serious, the article tells how the team came about and what year the team came about. This also tells about players and a little background about some players. 3. How do you know where this information comes from? The internet, and peoples research along with mine. 4. Is the information biased? Does it only give one opinion? No this isn’t biased, this article gives many opinions. 5. Write four important points you learned from this website and complete the: who, what, where, when, why, how notes. - Their star forward was only 5’4″ tall. - The Senators was also known as “Solons” or “Lawgivers,” - “cage” kept the ball on the court and the fans off the court. - The Senators were the 1921 New York State League champions. Who: the Senators What: Albany’s First Professional Basketball Team Where: New York When: From 1919 to 1923 Why: State League, winning two championships. How: 6. How should include this information on your iMovie and essay? I would include this as the first basketball team for Albany’s First Professional Basketball Team and how they became champions an what they did to get to that point.
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