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1920s Sports

  1. 1. SPORTS MANIA                                   
  2. 2. Baseball In America <ul><li>In the 1920’s the first Negro leagues were stared in america founded by Rube Foster. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 1920’s baseball became known as the American sport because it became so popular. </li></ul><ul><li>Babe Ruth was the most famous baseball player in the 1920. He was a little chunky guy who would hit homeruns out of the park like nothing ever seen before. 1927 he hit a record setting 60 homeruns which was a record that stood for 30 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Satchel Paige, James Bell, and Josh Gibson were some of the many famous black players in the Negro league. </li></ul><ul><li>Jackie Robinson was the first black player to play in the MLB in america. This brought lots of controversies between white and dark skin people. </li></ul><ul><li>Baseball today is played all over the world. </li></ul>                                                                                     
  3. 3. Football <ul><li>On September 17, 1920 the first American organized football league was established. Teams were only charged $100 to join the league. </li></ul><ul><li>The first ever trade was made in December of 1920 between Akron and Buffalo.(Tackle Bob Nash) </li></ul><ul><li>In 1921 the first use of football standings were put to use. The Green Bay Packers team was established. </li></ul><ul><li>The NFL,( National Football League) was established which consisted of 18 teams. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1925 one of the best football players, Harold (red) Grange joined the Chicago Bears. This brought lots of national attention because he was a player you had to see to believe. </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of the 1930’s the NFL was in full stride nation wide, Grange was still one of the best in the sport. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Boxing <ul><li>Boxing was banned from America in the early 1900’s. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1920 New York passed the Walker Law, this law permitted boxing fights to be legal in New York. </li></ul><ul><li>As others states witness what was happening in New York so they also legalized boxing. Boxing in America at this point was in full stride. </li></ul><ul><li>The first million-dollar fight was fought between Jack Dempsey of the U.S. and Georges Carpenter of France. </li></ul><ul><li>The first 2 ½ million-dollar fight was a rematch between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney. Tunney won both of the fights. </li></ul><ul><li>This fight was viewed by 100,000 persons. To the boxing world in America this was a positive and great outcome. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tennis <ul><li>Tennis became an American sport just like all the other sports in the 1920’s. </li></ul><ul><li>William “Big Bill” Tilden was the best tennis player in the 1920’s. </li></ul><ul><li>In tournaments he was astonishing to watch. He was the first American to win the Wimbledon tennis title. </li></ul><ul><li>He was arrested and shunned for his homosexuality. He died penniless and alone. </li></ul><ul><li>Helen Wills won every single match “she” played from 1927 to the end of the decade. </li></ul><ul><li>She was the number one female tennis player in America in the 1920’s. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Golf <ul><li>Golf was not one of the most popular sports during the 1920’s because all the other sports were in full stride. </li></ul><ul><li>There were three guys who help revolutionize the sport of golf in America; Boobby Jones, Walter Hagen, and Gene Sarozen.(all Americans) </li></ul><ul><li>Bobby Jones was playing the best golf of his life wining tournament after tournament. </li></ul><ul><li>Walter Hagen is well recognized for his style of dressing. He won 2 U.S. opens, 4 British opens, and 5 PGA tittles including 4 in a row. (1924-1927) </li></ul><ul><li>Gene Sarazone was consider on of the best golfers of the 1920’s and 1930’s. He is the first golfer to win 2 major tittles in the same year. In total he captured 10 major tittles. </li></ul><ul><li>Americans began to fall in love with a sport that was different from all the others. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bibliography <ul><li>http://www. footballresearch .com/index. cfm </li></ul><ul><li>www. perfectcircles .org/ mrwenstrand / ushistory /doc/unit3/sports.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sports-trivia.net/ redgrange .html . </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. profootballhof .com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. mdboxing .org/history. htm </li></ul>