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The History And Development Of Sports Throughout The 1930's

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The History and Development of Sports throughout the 1930s

Gregory Mancinelli
Mrs. Heinsman
English 9H
4 April 2014

The History and Development of Sports throughout the 1930s
Introduction--While some sports were not as popular as they are today, little did people know how large of a role they would play in society during the 1930s.
I. Most Popular sports throughout the 1930s
A. Three most popular sports and description and major events of first sport (baseball) and baseball stars
B. Description and major events of basketball
C. Description and major events of football
II. Olympic Games
A. Winter Games of 1932
B. Summer Games of 1932
C. Winter Games of 1936
D. Summer Games of 1936

Conclusion--While sports were just an activity in the past, sports really started to become a lifestyle during the 1930s.

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Gregory Mancinelli
Mrs. Heinsman
English 9H
4 April 2014
The History and Development of Sports throughout the 1930s
You may not know, but the world we know and love is nothing like it was years ago. As every decade is different, one of the most interesting decades in the history of the United States is the 1930s. At this time, some sports had been around for some time, other just starting, and some that we love today were not even invented yet. The thirties were a great time for baseball players with outrageous players like Joe DiMaggio, and a slower time for basketball fans, as there was no NBA at the time. While some sports were not as popular as they are today, little did people know how large of a role they would play in society during the 1930s.

Most Popular sports throughout the 1930s
While the 1920s was the era really known for sports in America, the love of the games did not diminish going into the next ten years. Throughout the 1930s, the three mainstream sports are still the three in the common era: baseball, basketball, and football (Hatcher). Out of those three, baseball was America’s favorite. It was also the most developed sport at the time. It was being played by young boys
in their neighborhoods, high school and college students, African Americans in the professional Negro League, and adults in the Minor Leagues and Major League. “Baseball was primarily a summer recreation for boys and young men, while the professional sport served as an entertainment for families. Fans who could not attend the games, which were nearly always played in the afternoon, often could listen to radio broadcasts” (Ellis). The major leagues had already developed sixteen teams throughout
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the 1930s, from ten different cities. Advancements in baseball during the 1930s include the All-Star Game, which started in ‘33, and night games, which were first played in the majors in ‘35 (Ellis). The thirties were when Major League baseball was really in its golden years (Sutton). Baseball stars during this era include Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Lou Gehrig.
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