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1: Content: The 1900s was a big game changer for the world of Sports. From the first Olympics, to the first World Series, the 1900s was a time of new beginnings. Rules were changed and made to make games more comfortable to watch and to play, and racism was on its way to being stopped. In the 1900s sports took a big leap in changing rules, beginnings, and requirements. The sports include boxing, baseball, football, and the Olympics. *Pictures of all the sports* | Sports in the 1900s | The 1900s was a big game changer for the world of Sports. From the first Olympics, to the first World Series, the 1900s was a time of new beginnings. Rules were changed and made to make games more comfortable to watch and to play, and racism was on its way to being stopped. In the 1900s sports took a big leap, from changing rules, to new beginnings and requirements. The sports include boxing, baseball, football, and the Olympics.

2: Boxing took a big step away from segregation in the 1900s. It was supposed to build a person's character, instill confidence, and improve their physical build. | BOXING | At first it wasn't popular. But it became popular after the Queensbury Rules were created. They required rounds to be three minutes long, and people to use gloves.

3: Jim Jeffries, a white boxer, was the big champion at the beginning of the century. In 1905 he retired after defeating everyone that he boxed. Luckily, Tommy Burns stepped up to the job, he became the next world champion. The best black boxer was Jack Johnson; he defeated all of the best fighters.. But when he challenged Tommy Burns, Burns refused because Johnson was black. Johnson wanted to challenge him so bad, that he followed him all around the world. Johnson finally defeated Burns on Dec. 26, 1908. That was the beginning of ending segregation in boxing. | Jim Jeffries | Tommy Burns | Jack Johnson

4: BASEBALL | Another sport that had an outbreak in the 1900s was baseball. The first World Series was held in 1900. Today in America it's a very big tradition. | At first there was a National League, which consisted of teams from Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis. In 1900 Byron Bancroft "Ban" Johnson made the Minor-League Western Association into the American League so the teams could play against the National League.

5: In 1903 there were hundreds of players that transferred to the American League because it paid more money. Later in 1903 the managers from the National League and American League got together and made the “joint playing rules” which are the rules for baseball today, and scheduled the first world series. | At the end of the 1903 season, the first World Series was held. The National League's Pittsburgh Pirates lost against the American League's' Boston Pilgrims. In the 1904 season the National League refused to play in the World Series, supposedly from embarrassment after the year before. But in 1905 both leagues played a four-out-of-seven series, and the National League's New York Giants won against the American League's Philadelphia Athletics. That is the back-story to today's great tradition. | 1903 Boston Pilgrims

6: FOOTBALL | In the 1900s football was mostly popular in college. But the problem with it was that people often got hurt, and some died. At one point, football was almost stopped, but it continued only because colleges depended on it... A colleges reputation could be brought up or brought down with a win or loss of a football game. | Football in the 1900s

7: President Roosevelt called the football summit before the 1905 season started, and asked all Ivy League presidents to go to the White House. This was to make football safer, but in 1905 eighteen players had died and 159 were severely injured. So the Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Intercollegiate Rules Committee got together and changed the rules so that it was required to wear padding. This makes a big difference on football today because now we can be safer! | Theodore Roosevelt

8: The 1900s was not only a time for American tradition; it was a start for an international tradition. The first Olympic games were held in 1900 in Paris, France. A lot of people thought that Americans were loud rude, and cheated. This was because the U.S. was very successful in track and field. In 1904, the Olympics were held in St. Louis Missouri. In St. Louis for the Olympics, only 6/18 countries showed up. Again the U.S. was very successful, winning 22/23 track and field events. Then in 1908 the Olympics were held in London, England. | THE OLYMPICS

9: Sports in the 1900s | A lot of things that happened in the 1900s effects us today. The 1900s set rules for today's sports, and started with safety equipment. Sports in the 1900s were very segregated, boxing started breaking the barrier. It also brought us the Olympics, and the World Series. All in all, it was a great decade for sports.

10: WORK CITED | CONTENT | Bobek, Milan. Decades of the 10th Century: 1900s. Prescott: Eldorado Ink, 2005. Print. Callan, Jim. America in the 1900s and 1910s. New York: Stonesong Press, 2006. Print. DISCovering U.S. History. Detroit: Gale, 2003. N. pag. Gale Student Resources in Context. Web. 15 Apr. 2012. Feinstein, Stephen. The 1900s. Berkeley Heights: Enslow, 2006. Print. This Fabulous Century 1900-1910. Morristown, New Jersey : Time Inc, 1969. Print.

11: PICTURES | http://hopenrecovery.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/unexpected-gifts/ http://www.oocities.org/colosseum/lodge/6525/Record.htm http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/boxing/burns.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Johnson_(boxer) http://www.free-extras.com/search/1/baseball.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_Series_champions http://www2.uwrf.edu/arc/features/sports.php http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:President_Theodore_Roosevelt,_1904.jpg http://www.infobarrel.com/12_Olympic_Sports_That_Have_Ceased_To_Exist

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