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  Polo Grounds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in New York City used by Major League Baseball's New York Giants from 1883 until 1957, and by the New York Mets in their first two seasons of 1962 and 1963.
The original Polo Grounds was built in the 1870s for the sport of polo, thus accounting for its name.
It was converted to a baseball stadium in 1880, and the name stuck for each subsequent stadium of the Giants.
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 Czech Americans in Sports. By Mila Rechcigl
There were three more waves of Czech migrations: first, prior to the Second World War, the second, after the Communist coup d'etat in 1948, and the third in 1968, after the squelching of the Prague Spring, during the Dubcek era, and the occupation of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet troops.
Sports, athletics and gymnastics have been an integral part in the life of Czechs for at least the last 150 years.
1883) of La Crosse, WI He began playing first base for the Cardinals in 1907, had a 20-game hitting streak in 1910, and in 1911 led the NL with 39 doubles.
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 Reader's Companion to American History - -SPORTS, POPULAR PARTICIPATION IN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
SPORTS, POPULAR PARTICIPATION IN During the colonial period recreation took many forms, but exercise as an end in itself was not for most people a priority.
Yet these sports (and most others) became organized, nearly all in the 1880s, a time when most of the professions and scholarly disciplines were going through a similar process.
The number of women participants in sports of all kinds also increased greatly, partly because of the concern for physical fitness, partly because of feminists' insistence on equal opportunity in all fields.
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 History (from sports) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Since it is difficult to imagine a time when children did not spontaneously run races or wrestle, it is clear that children have always included sports in their play, but one can only speculate about the emergence of sports as autotelic (played for their own sake) physical contests for adults.
Firearms were first used in warfare and later in sport shooting (hunting), and because of the shadowy early history of firearms, it is not known when target shooting began.
The early history of the sport is largely that of shooting with rifles.
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 1882 in sports - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See also: 1881 in sports, other events of 1882, 1883 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'.
The American Association begins its inaugural season as the third professional baseball league.
Sporting Times publishes obituary of English cricket, beginning legend of the Ashes.
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 The Spread of The Melrose Sevens, Melrose Rugby Football Club, Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Selkirk Sports began in 1919, Kelso in 1920 and Earlston and Peebles in 1923.
The first reference to them in the Club's records is for 20th August, 1883, when it was decided that "Sports in connection with the Club should be held about the beginning of April, 1884." The same pattern was to be retained.
In 1883 the Ladies Cup was presented to the winners but in subsequent years only medals were awarded.
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 Ivy League Sports
Henderson, born on Nov. 24, 1883, in Washington, D.C., to Louisa and William Henderson, was a superb student in the public schools of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Washington, D.C. He attended the highly regarded but segregated M Street School in Washington, D.C., a school that provided a broad education for African-Americans.
In addition to teaching the sport aspect of physical education including, gymnastics and weight work, Henderson was a firm believer in the importance of physical education as a mental tool.
Following almost a century of preaching sports as a means of racial unity, Henderson passed away in February of 1977 at the age of 93.
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 Jews in Sports from P to Y
A favorite sport of the Rothschild banking family since the 1890s, they helped popularize polo in Austria and France.
Table tennis was organized as a modern sport in the 1920s.
She was inducted into the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.
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 African Americans in the Sports Arena
On view are seven major sporting events - boxing, horse racing, cycling, track and field, basketball, baseball, and football - which opened the doors to the expanding Sports Arenas of today.
The world of sports is such a strong part of the recognizable American fabric that it would be hard to imagine the social, cultural, or political development of this nation without this pastime.
On the other hand, American sports are filled with records of African American athletes capable of participating in the broad sports arena but not given the chance due to their race.
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 Learn more about List of sports events in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Learn more about List of sports events in the online encyclopedia.
Each year is annotated with a significant event as a reference point.
1993 in sports - Monica Seles is stabbed during a tennis tournament
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The first organised meeting of the sport took place in 1883 in Switzerland.
This body governed the sport until 1935, when it was incorporated in the Fédération Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT, International Bobsleigh and Tobagganing Federation).
After it had been decided that luge would replace the sport of skeleton at the Olympic Games, the first World Championships in the sport were held in 1955 in Oslo (Sweden).
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 USA-Gymnastics.org: The Sport of Gymnastics
The first Trampoline World Championships was in 1964, and trampoline was first recognized as a sport in its own right in the United States in 1967.
Modern-day Sports Acrobatics began in the Soviet Union in the 1930's, and emerged in the United States in the 1970's with the acrobats on Muscle Beach, California.
The first national organization, United States Sports Acrobatics Federation (USSAF), was founded in 1975 to be followed by a change to the United States Sports Acrobatics (USSA) in the 1990's.
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 Debate over location of county seat lasted more than a decade - PittsburghLIVE.com
A fire in Monongahela on March 2, 1883, the most serious in town history to that time, completely destroyed the new public school building completed less than two years earlier.
At its dedication in 1881, the state superintendent of schools had pronounced it "the finest in the state." It was rebuilt and rededicated on Sept. 27, 1883.
He was named to the 1958 Sports Illustrated Silver Anniversary All-America team in 1958 for combined football and career accomplishments.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/living/s_68048.html   (1457 words)

 1883 in science -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The year 1883 in (A particular branch of scientific knowledge) science and (The practical application of science to commerce or industry) technology included many events, some of which are listed here.
August 26 - (A small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra; its violent eruption in 1883 was the greatest in recorded history) Krakatoa begins its final phase of eruptions at 1:06pm local time.
The final explosion at 10:02am on August 27 destroys the island of Krakatoa itself and is heard up to 3000 miles away
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 History of Women in Sports Timeline - Part 1- to 1899
Women's hockey will become a new sports opportunity in the 1980's and '90's, with the US Women's team winning the gold medal in 1998, the first year women's ice hockey is a medal sport.
She was the first woman named to the Lincoln Journal Sports Hall of Fame in 1954.
By the 1990's, bowling is the second-largest participation sport in the world, with more than 100 million athletes, 46% of whom are women who compete equally with men.
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 SULAIR: Research Quick Start Guides: Sports
For Sports issues related to ethnicity and gender, see also guides on African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Women in History, and Women in Society.
Sports entries range from acrobatics to yachting and attempt to give an international rather than just an American perspective.
In addition to its coverage of individual sports, the Encyclopedia examines the history and evolution of sport as a societal institution as well as the events and influences shaping the contemporary sporting world.
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The Giants Baseball Club was founded in 1883 in New York where they played at the Polo Grounds until 1957.
Sports Gallery is your home for authentic, unique Giants collectibles.
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 Sports Humor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Smell of Sports - A sports parody website that celebrates the absurdities of the modern sports world.
The Sports Curmudgeon - A humorous and slightly slanted look at the world of sports from one of its most literate, if not a little grouchy, members.
Stand-Up Sports - Stand-Up Sports is tell-it-like-it-is sports analysis and humor.
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The Vikings are believed to have had sleds with two runners, which resemble the modern-day version.
The first international sled race occurred in 1883 in Davos, Switzerland, with 21 competitors from Australia, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
Discover this sport through its competition format, equipment, glossary and history.
www.olympic.org /uk/sports/programme/index_uk.asp?SportCode=LG   (169 words)

 18th Annual National Girls & Women In Sports Day
“Tennis was one of the sports that was organized early on for the college players and probably had more opportunities to play at the regional and national level than many of the other sports,” says West.
The ITA, USTA and National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) are involved in a comprehensive campus recreation program aimed at providing competitive tennis opportunities for at the non-varsity level.
In the early seventies Coach Pittman was driving her national champion ASU teams across the country in her red Oldsmobile.
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 1883 In Sports Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 More Women in Sports
Jean Balukas of Brooklyn, New York, began playing billiards when she was 4 years old and won her first national women's championship at age 14 in 1959.
Inna Ryskal of the Soviet Union is the only woman to receive four Olympic medals for volleyball: a silver in 1964 and golds in 1968, 1972, and 1976.
Women's wrestling became a sport in the 2004 Olympics.
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 1883 Online Research :: Information about 1883   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Lists of leaders: List of colonial governors in 1883 - List of state leaders in 1883
1883 was a Common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar).
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 Read about 1883 in sports at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research 1883 in sports and learn about 1883 in sports here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 JanAr Gymnastic & Dance Center, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gymnastics, as an activity, has existed for over 2,000 years, but its development as a competitive sport began just a little more than 100 years ago.
During the 1800’s, mass and individual exhibitions were conducted by various school clubs, athletic clubs and ethnic organizations such as the Turnvereins and Sokols.
The United States Gymnastics Federation, now known as USA Gymnastics, became the national governing body of the sport in the United States in 1970 and remains as such today.
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 Sports timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
1994 in sports - World Series cancelled after player strike; Roland Ratzenberger dies during qualifying for the San Marino Grand Prix at the Villeneuve corner and Ayrton Senna dies at the Tamburello corner during the race.
1931 in sports - France are thrown out of the Rugby Union Five Nations Championship for professionalism.
1928 in sports - Women's Olympic athletics and gymnastics are held for the first time at the 1928 Summer Olympics.
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 Just lose, baby: Philadelphia starving for title
Philadelphia — The City of Brotherly Love is a city of losers in the sports world.
None of Philadelphia's four major professional teams have won a championship since the 76ers captured the NBA title in 1983, and they've won only nine titles in more than 120 years.
The Phillies have won just one World Series (1980) since their inception in 1883, and have lost more games than any team in sports.
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 Online Etymology Dictionary
Meaning "disk on which sounds or images have been recorded" is first attested 1878.
That of "best achievement in sports, etc." is from 1883.
Phrase on the record is from 1900; adv.
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