America’s past time voted out of the Olympic games
Softball was invented in 1887  <ul><li>By George Hancock </li></ul><ul><li>On Thanksgiving Day </li></ul><ul><li>In Chicag...
Softball <ul><li>9 players on the field </li></ul><ul><li>Pitchers 43ft (college/Olympic) </li></ul><ul><li>Bases 60 ft ap...
Baseball was invented in 1845 <ul><li>By Alexander Cartwright </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to English game “Rounders” </li></...
Baseball <ul><li>9 players on the field </li></ul><ul><li>Pitchers throw from 60 ft 6 inches </li></ul><ul><li>Bases are 9...
America’s Sports <ul><li>Baseball is known as America’s Favorite Past Time </li></ul><ul><li>Softball is known as America’...
Olympic Baseball <ul><li>First appeared in 1904 as an unofficial debut </li></ul><ul><li>Became an official sport in 1992 ...
Olympic Softball <ul><li>First appeared in 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>U.S.A won gold all but once </li></ul>
July 8, 2005 <ul><li>IOC dropped softball and baseball </li></ul><ul><li>First sports to be dropped since 1936 </li></ul>
Reasons?!?! <ul><li>Ant-Americanism </li></ul><ul><li>Major League Baseball not freeing up players </li></ul><ul><li>Team ...
 
Justification to keep <ul><li>Team Cuba has won gold in baseball 3 times </li></ul><ul><li>Team USA upset by Japan </li></...
Why to keep softball <ul><li>Ranked 14 out 28 sports </li></ul><ul><li>127 countries have softball leagues </li></ul><ul><...
Cont. <ul><li>USA Softball had tried expand the game, sending equipment to developing countries. </li></ul>
Quotes <ul><li>“ We're not like basketball or other sports that have other professional opportunities. We thrive on our pl...
The End? <ul><li>2008 final game 5 distinguished players left cleats on the field to signify retiring.  </li></ul>
Team U.S.A Veterans
HOPE <ul><li>TEAM U.S.A  and TEAM Japan 2008 </li></ul>
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Olympic Games 2016

  1. 1. America’s past time voted out of the Olympic games
  2. 2. Softball was invented in 1887 <ul><li>By George Hancock </li></ul><ul><li>On Thanksgiving Day </li></ul><ul><li>In Chicago </li></ul>
  3. 3. Softball <ul><li>9 players on the field </li></ul><ul><li>Pitchers 43ft (college/Olympic) </li></ul><ul><li>Bases 60 ft apart </li></ul><ul><li>7 innings </li></ul>
  4. 4. Baseball was invented in 1845 <ul><li>By Alexander Cartwright </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to English game “Rounders” </li></ul><ul><li>In New York </li></ul>
  5. 5. Baseball <ul><li>9 players on the field </li></ul><ul><li>Pitchers throw from 60 ft 6 inches </li></ul><ul><li>Bases are 90ft apart </li></ul><ul><li>9 innings </li></ul>
  6. 6. America’s Sports <ul><li>Baseball is known as America’s Favorite Past Time </li></ul><ul><li>Softball is known as America’s Game </li></ul>
  7. 7. Olympic Baseball <ul><li>First appeared in 1904 as an unofficial debut </li></ul><ul><li>Became an official sport in 1992 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Olympic Softball <ul><li>First appeared in 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>U.S.A won gold all but once </li></ul>
  9. 9. July 8, 2005 <ul><li>IOC dropped softball and baseball </li></ul><ul><li>First sports to be dropped since 1936 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Reasons?!?! <ul><li>Ant-Americanism </li></ul><ul><li>Major League Baseball not freeing up players </li></ul><ul><li>Team USA (softball) too dominate </li></ul>
  11. 12. Justification to keep <ul><li>Team Cuba has won gold in baseball 3 times </li></ul><ul><li>Team USA upset by Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Softball is a growing sport </li></ul>
  12. 13. Why to keep softball <ul><li>Ranked 14 out 28 sports </li></ul><ul><li>127 countries have softball leagues </li></ul><ul><li>There is no Major League softball </li></ul><ul><li>The Olympics are the “BIG LEAGUE” </li></ul>
  13. 14. Cont. <ul><li>USA Softball had tried expand the game, sending equipment to developing countries. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Quotes <ul><li>“ We're not like basketball or other sports that have other professional opportunities. We thrive on our place in the Olympics.” Lisa Fernandez </li></ul>
  15. 16. The End? <ul><li>2008 final game 5 distinguished players left cleats on the field to signify retiring. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Team U.S.A Veterans
  17. 18. HOPE <ul><li>TEAM U.S.A and TEAM Japan 2008 </li></ul>

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