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  Overview - 1950's Sports
To look at baseball and other sports to see how they wove themselves into the fabric of American life in that crazy time when the baby boomers were growing up is more than an exercise in nostalgia.
It reveals an important aspect of the American character and suggests the seriousness of sports to Americans—the extent to which spectators involve themselves in sporting contests, and the way in which sports become, for the enthusiast, a metaphor for life.
During the 1950s almost all sports became desegregated; several sports endured scandals; the standards of professionals were imposed on amateurs and even children; antitrust exemptions were challenged; franchises moved with the population to the West Coast; new...
www.enotes.com /1950-sports-american-decades   (178 words)

  
  1950: Sports - Archive Article - MSN Encarta
Cross references refer to Archive articles of the same year.
Until the war in Korea cast its sobering shadow, 1950 seemed likely to mark the beginning of a sparkling new era in sports.
For the year saw, in many cases, the decline of the old and the rise of the new; and the interest and imagination of the sport fan were aroused as they had not been in years.
encarta.msn.com /sidebar_461506924/1950_Sports.html   (158 words)

  
 Sports Cards and Memorabilia Quick Alerts for Auctions
Sports Cards and Memorabilia Quick Alerts for Auctions
Jerry Rice - Roger Craig / TOPPS #6 - #19 / 1988
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 List of sports events
Each year is annotated with a significant event as a reference point.
1999 in sports - Death of Joe DiMaggio
1993 in sports - Monica Seles is stabbed during a tennis tournament
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/l/li/list_of_sports_events.shtml   (585 words)

  
  America 1950-1959: Sports History: The Birth of Sports Illustrated | American Decades
First, Sports Illustrated was directly aimed at the American middle-class consumer and budding television-sports spectator; second, and perhaps more important, SI was a property of the Henry Luce media empire that included Time and Life, and so SI was guaranteed the financial backing and time required to find its audience.
During the 1950s Sports Illustrated was casting about for its readership; and at the end of the decade it was still sorting out exactly what sports to cover.
It was followed in 1959 by a special report on the growing influence of gambling in sports and in 1960 by an examination of violence in professional football.
www.bookrags.com /history/america-1950s-sports/sub6.html   (333 words)

  
  Sports
Gregory Stone (1957) states that sports are the "linkage of play and work..." This linkage was primarily influenced by the growing industrialism during the 1950's.
A few civilians proved that skydiving was not limited to military tactics (in which a static line attached to the departure aircraft automatically opened the parachute), instead the civilians found it possible to control their parachute through the air for over a minute and then open their parachute and land safely.
Sports have gone from the laid back watching, to intense participation in the last 50 years, however, it is apparent by the full stadiums and extensive TV coverage of professional sports, that the adrenalin rush provided by extreme sports is merely an addition rather than a replacement.
www.lclark.edu /~soan221/01wlc/evolution/sports.htm   (947 words)

  
 Sports law - Wex
A simplistic, yet useful definition is that amateur athletes participate in sports as an avocation while professional athletes are involved in sports as a vocation.
The concept of amateur sports includes a range of activities from an individual casual weekend athlete to high school athletics to extensively organized intercollegiate or international competitions.
The two major international sports competitions are the Olympics, sponsored by the International Olympic Committee (http://www.olympic.org/uk/index_uk.asp), and the World Cup, sponsored by FIFA (http://www.fifa.com/default.html).
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/sports.html   (733 words)

  
 Brazil, 1950 : World Cup Football host country
In the 1950 finals, where there was only a final pool to determine the winner, without a knock-out Final as has been held in other Finals series.
USA beat England 1-0 in the 1950 finals, though some British newspapers reported the result as USA 1, England 10 as the editor believed that the reporter had made a typing mistake.
Yugoslavia started the 1950 finals match against Brazil with only 10 players as giant Yugoslavian player Rajko Mitic was knocked by an iron girder as he was leaving the dressing room, leaving a gash in his forehead.
www.topendsports.com /events/worldcupsoccer/hosts/brazil-1950.htm   (415 words)

  
 Sports Heroes of the 1950
Bob Cousy was one of the greatest sports stars of the 1950's He played for the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1963.
Sports Illustrated selected him as their Sportsman of the Year in 1957.
The Sporting News honored him as Sportsman of the Decade for the years 1946-1956.
www.newberry.k12.sc.us /mchs/sports_heroes_of_the_1950.htm   (344 words)

  
 Sports
Sports psychology has been around since the 1950's, Russian Olympic teams were employing hypnotherapist to greatly enhance their athlete’s performances, and in modern day, sports hypnosis is a rapidly expanding area of interest throughout the entire world.
Performance of the sport will be enhanced to a major degree as skills improve to the point where intermittent incidents of poor performance no longer arouse feelings of discouragement, irritation or other detrimental emotional reactions.
Sports enthusiasts face some stumbling blocks in their quest for perfection such as fear, and fear comes in many forms.
www.antistresscenter.com /sports.htm   (1125 words)

  
 Women's Sports Foundation Go Get Fit
In non-contact sports, Title IX requires that members of the underrepresented gender be permitted to play on teams provided for the overrepresented gender or that separate teams in that sport be created for women.
Stereotypical views of "appropriate" sports for women have limited participation opportunities for girls and women throughout history.
However, in educational institutions where women are underrepresented in sports participation, Title IX specifically says that while members of the underrepresented gender must be given the opportunity to play on teams offered to the overrepresented gender, the converse is not required.
www.womenssportsfoundation.org /cgi-bin/iowa/sports/gogetfit/article.html?record=6   (765 words)

  
 cars - Football World Cup 1950
The 1950 Football World Cup is the only one which never had a single final match.
It was also the first year that the cup itself would be referred to as the Jules Rimet Cup, to mark the 25th anniversary of Rimet's presidency of FIFA.
The overall winner of the World Cup for 1950 would be the team that managed to finish on top of this group.
www.carluvers.com /cars/Football_World_Cup_1950   (491 words)

  
 Overview - 1950's Sports
To look at baseball and other sports to see how they wove themselves into the fabric of American life in that crazy time when the baby boomers were growing up is more than an exercise in nostalgia.
It reveals an important aspect of the American character and suggests the seriousness of sports to Americans—the extent to which spectators involve themselves in sporting contests, and the way in which sports become, for the enthusiast, a metaphor for life.
During the 1950s almost all sports became desegregated; several sports endured scandals; the standards of professionals were imposed on amateurs and even children; antitrust exemptions were challenged; franchises moved with the population to the West Coast; new...
history.enotes.com /1950-sports-american-decades   (178 words)

  
 Boston College honors three for leadership in sports equity - The Boston Globe
She served as a CYO coach at St. John's Church in 1950 when she was in college.
Pratt is best remembered as one of the Boston women who ventured to the Midwest in the 1940s and '50s and played in the All-American Girls' Baseball League, made popular by the 1992 movie "A League Of Their Own," starring Geena Davis.
Lydon is chairwoman of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association's Girls and Women in Sport Committee, which also serves as the Girls and Women in Sport Equity Committee.
www.boston.com /sports/colleges/articles/2006/12/24/boston_college_honors_three_for_leadership_in_sports_equity   (540 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - SPORTS
Up to that time, the growth of modern sport had been rapid, but relatively few competitors were involved in international competitions.
They all knew each other and the judges and were accepting of local variations to the fairly simple rules which existed.
With the inclusion of the sport in the Olympic Games, it became obvious that some internationally recognised rules for the three Olympic disciplines were essential.
www.olympic.org /uk/sports/programme/index_uk.asp?SportCode=EQ   (187 words)

  
 50's Sports Heroes
This was also the year he won his first championship.
After Cousy's playing career, he became a college basketball coach and a sports broadcaster.
He was also named to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1970.
library.thinkquest.org /J0111064/50sports.htm   (362 words)

  
 1950 World Cup
It was to be the Brazilian Sports Confederation, however, whose team had made such an impact on the 1938 FIFA World Cup, that was granted the responsibility of hosting the next FIFA World Cup, scheduled for 1950.
Twelve years after the FIFA World Cup in France, the new competition emerged into a new era when the tournament was staged in the famous Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro and other cities in Brazil.
On 24 June 1950, the Maracana stadium was officially inaugurated, though still looking like a building site and without a press stand.
www.soccerhall.org /history/WorldCup_1950.htm   (762 words)

  
 Baseball Almanac - Year In Review : 1950 National League
In June 1950, three former agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and television producer Vincent Harnett, published "Red Channels", a pamphlet listing the names of one-hundred fifty-one writers, directors and entertainers who they claimed had been members of subversive organizations (before World War II) but had not been fllisted.
On August 26, 1950, either the manager or the pitcher (Ken Raffensberger) of the Cincinnati Reds made the wrong call when Gil Hodges reached based 3 consecutive times and was driven in each time by a Roy Campanella home run.
On September 18, 1950, Northey, now playing for the Chicago Cubs, became the first Major League player in history with 3 career pinch hit grand slams.
baseball-almanac.com /yearly/yr1950n.shtml   (1090 words)

  
 1950 team to celebrate 11-0 season   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ABILENE -- ACU's 1950 football team will celebrate the 55th anniversary of its Refrigerator Bowl championship season this weekend with a reunion that will conclude Saturday with recognition at halftime of the 2 p.m.
The 1950 football team -- led by quarterback Ted Sitton, offensive lineman Wally Bullington, running back Alton Green, defensive lineman E.J. "Tiny" Moore and coached by the late Garvin Beauchamp -- won the Texas Conference championship and defeated five defending conference champions that season.
The Wildcats -- dubbed "The Singing Christians" -- were the only unbeaten team in the nation that season, regardless of level, and the 1950 squad is still the only one in school history to finish a season unblemished.
www.acu.edu /sports/football/news_2005_06/00921reunion.html   (221 words)

  
 Baseball Almanac - Year In Review : 1950 American League
On June 8, 1950, the Boston Red Sox went wild against the St. Louis Browns winning 29-4 and setting new American League single game records for runs scored during a game, extra base hits, and total bases.
It was hit on June 23, 1950, by Indians' first baseman Luke Easter who blasted a Joe Haynes pitch into the upper right deck of right field.
Billy Goodman also won a batting title during 1950 making him the first winner who was not a regular position player.
www.baseball-almanac.com /yearly/yr1950a.shtml   (1042 words)

  
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 Turner Sports   (1950-1953) history, pictures.
La Turner Sports fut produite de 1950 à 1953.
The Turner Sports was produced from 1950 to 1953.
The 1950 Turner Sports photos section on DVD Rom Histomobile has you covered.
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 Timeline: Women in Sports
Lucy Diggs Slowe becomes the first African-American woman to win a national title in any sport when she wins the first women's title at the American Tennis Association (ATA) national tournament.
Figure skating is the only sport open to women at the first Winter Olympic Games.
Baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis bans women from the sport later that year.
www.factmonster.com /spot/womeninsportstimeline.html   (603 words)

  
 Army-Navy Football 1950
The 1950 program cover serves as the backdrop for the "Upset Of The Century": NAVY 14-ARMY 2 characterization of the game by Mike Nassr, sports editor of the Log.
Navy quarterback, Bob Zastrow, ran for one touchdown, threw a touchdown pass, and was the holder on both extra point kicks.
"Insult" (1950 game photo from Lucky Bag), with twenty seconds left in the half, Zastrow passed to end Jim Baldinger, who made an impossible catch in the end zone, for Navy's final score.
www.usna.edu /LibExhibits/Archives/Armynavy/An1950.htm   (198 words)

  
 1950: Chicago cops killed in line of duty :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State
Patrolman William B. Murphy, star #867, 4th District, Stanton Avenue Station, 52 years old, was on his way home after working the 4:00 p.m.
shift on April 24, 1950 when he decided to stop in to see a friend who worked at the Normal Park Liquor Store at 455 W. 59th Street.
Eventually, Emmanuel Scott and Leroy Lindsey were sentenced to death for the murder of Officer Murphy.
www.suntimes.com /news/metro/291690,watch031107-web1950.article   (982 words)

  
 Remembering Brown Sports: 1940-1950
Ernie Savignano '42, fitted out with equipment from the four sports that he played in college: football, basketball, hockey and baseball.
Hockey was discontinued in 1939, but after World War II it was revived as an informal sport.
Not entitled to use the college name, the 1946 team played as the "Providence Clippers," a tribute to their coach, Frank Mazzeo, the campus barber.
www.brown.edu /Facilities/University_Library/exhibits/sports/1940-50_printable.html   (301 words)

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