several sports endured scandals The 1950's exploded in a display of cultural expression. During the 1950's almost all spor...
Baseball Willie Mays:  one of the greatest players in the history of baseball;  a Major League center fielder for the New ...
Jackie Robinson Nellie Fox Mickey Mantle Hank Aaron Willie Mays Phil Rizzuto Bill Sharman
Basketball Bob Cousy:  played for the Boston Celtics and the Cincinnati Royals; was one of the best guards the game ever s...
Chuck Cooper Earl Lloyd Nat Clifton Bill Russell Bill Sharman Bob Pettit Bob Cousy Tom Heinsohn
Hockey Bobby Hull:  played for the Chicago Blackhawks, the Winnipeg Jets, and the Hartford Whalers nicknamed “The Golden J...
Jean B é liveau Gordie Howe Terry Sawchuk Bobby Hull Ted Lindsay Jacques Plante
Football Emlen Tunnell:  the first African American to play in the New York Giants; played for the New York Giants and the...
Emlen Tunnell Jim Ringo Frankie Albert Bill Austin Alan Ameche Billy Barnes
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Sports In The 1950s

  1. 1. several sports endured scandals The 1950's exploded in a display of cultural expression. During the 1950's almost all sports became desegregated SPORTS
  2. 2. Baseball Willie Mays: one of the greatest players in the history of baseball; a Major League center fielder for the New York Giants (1951 – 1957), the San Francisco Giants (1958 – 1972), and for the New York Mets (1972 – 1973) and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame (1979) Jackie Robinson: the first African American to make it into the white professional baseball league (1947); a Major League second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1947 – 56), and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame (1962) Nellie Fox: a Major League second baseman for the Chicago White Sox (1949 – 1965) and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame (1997) Phil Rizzuto: a Major League shortstop for the New York Yankees (1941 – 1956) and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame (1994) Mickey Mantle: a Major League outfielder for the New York Yankees (1951 – 1968) and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame (1974) Hank Aaron: a Major League outfielder for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves in the National League (1954 – 1974) and for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League for his last two years (1975 – 1976) and is a member of the baseball Hall of Fame (1982) Bill Sharman: the only player to have ever been ejected form a major league game without ever appearing in one (was part of the Brooklyn Dodgers)
  3. 3. Jackie Robinson Nellie Fox Mickey Mantle Hank Aaron Willie Mays Phil Rizzuto Bill Sharman
  4. 4. Basketball Bob Cousy: played for the Boston Celtics and the Cincinnati Royals; was one of the best guards the game ever saw Chuck Cooper: the first black player to be drafted by an NBA team (1951); played for the Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Hawks, and the Ft. Wayne Pistons Earl Lloyd: the first black player to play in an NBA game (1950); played for the Washington Capitals, the Syracuse Nationals, and the Detroit Pistons Nat Clifton: the first plack player to sign a contract with the NBA (1950); played for the New York Knicks, the NBA All- Star team, the Detroit Pistons, and the Chicago Majors Bill Russell: played for the Boston Celtics; a five- time winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and a twelve time All Star Bill Sharman: played for the Boston Celtics, the All –NBA First Team, and the All- NBA Second Team; one of the first guards to shoot better than a .400 from the field Bob Pettit: played for the Milwaukee/ St. Louis Hawks; the first recipient of the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award Tom Heinsohn: played for the Boston Celtics; in NBA history, only his teammates Bill Russell and Sam Jones won more championship rings during their playing careers
  5. 5. Chuck Cooper Earl Lloyd Nat Clifton Bill Russell Bill Sharman Bob Pettit Bob Cousy Tom Heinsohn
  6. 6. Hockey Bobby Hull: played for the Chicago Blackhawks, the Winnipeg Jets, and the Hartford Whalers nicknamed “The Golden Jet” Gordie Howe: played for the Detroit Red Wings and the Hartford Whalers nicknamed “Mr. Hockey” Terry Sawchuk: played for the New York Rangers, the Detroit Red Wings, the Los Angeles Kings, the Toronto Maple Leaves, and the Boston Bruins nicknamed “Uke” Jean B éliveau : played for the Montreal Canadians Jacques Plante: played for the Montreal Canadians, the New York Rangers, the St. Louis Blues, the Toronto Maple Leaves, and the Boston Bruins nicknamed “Jake the Snake” Ted Lindsay: played for the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks nicknamed “Terrible Ted”
  7. 7. Jean B é liveau Gordie Howe Terry Sawchuk Bobby Hull Ted Lindsay Jacques Plante
  8. 8. Football Emlen Tunnell: the first African American to play in the New York Giants; played for the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers Jim Ringo: considered vastly undersized at only 211 pounds; played for the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles Frankie Albert: credited for inventing the bootleg play; played for the San Francisco 49ers Alan Ameche: famous for scoring the winning touchdown in the 1958 NFL Championship game against the New York Giants, labeled “The Greatest Game Ever”; played for the Baltimore Colts Bill Austin: coached the Green Bay Packers during their “dynasty” years (mid 1960s); played for the New York Giants Billy Barnes: became the first player in the ACC to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a single season where he rushed for 1,010 yards; played for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Washington Redskins, and the Minnesota Vikings
  9. 9. Emlen Tunnell Jim Ringo Frankie Albert Bill Austin Alan Ameche Billy Barnes

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