sports in 1920s

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In this article it will be talking about Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth was a major sports icon and role model in the 1920’s. He was what every little kid wanted to be when they grew up. Ruth holds the record for most seasons with 40 or more home runs, which is 11. He actually entered the league as a left handed pitcher before turning into a All-Star outfielder and batter.
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Murray Rose is considered one of the greatest swimmers ever. Rose was an Australian swimmer, sports commentator, and marketing executive. He was a 6 time olympic gold medalist. At one time he held the world records for the 400 meter, 800 meter, and 1500 meter freestyle.
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Jim Thorpe was a professional football player in the 1920s. In 1920 the American Professional Football Association was made and he was named president of the league. After a year of being president as well as being a player he stepped down as president to focus on playing for the Bulldogs. In addition to being a professional football player, Thorpe also won olympic gold medals for the pentathlon and decathalon.
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Charles Lindbergh was an aviation legend. But not only was Lindbergh an American aviator, he was also a military officer, an author, an inventor, an explorer, and an environmental activist. Lindbergh received the Medal if Honor from the U.S. Army Air Force Corps for achieving the first solo, non-stop transatlantic flight in 1927. In July of 1927 he was named colonel of the Air Corps of the Officers Reserves Corps of the U.S. Army.
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Jack Dempsey was a professional boxer and cultural icon of the 1920’s. He was the world heavyweight champion from 1919-1926. He has a total record of 54 wins, 6 losses, and 9 ties. He is ranked 10th on “The Ring magazine’s” list of all-time heavyweights. He is also a member of the “International Boxing Hall of Fame”.
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Red Grange was a football player in the 1920s. He was nicknamed The Galloping Ghost. He played for the University of Illinois, the Chicago Bears and the New York Yankees. He is in both the college hall of fame and the professional hall of fame as well. In edition to playing football Grange also starred in ¨One Minute to Play¨ and ¨A Racing Romeo¨, which were silent films at that time.
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Summary of Sports in the 1920s
In this video it talks about sports in the 1920´s as a whole. In the 1920´s baseball became the national passtime, but it was not the only sport that people enjoyed playing/watching. People also enjoyed watching the ferocious Jack Dempsey box in the ring and the great Babe Ruth hit homerun after homerun. In the 1920´s people also started to become very fascinated with a man by the name of Charles Lindbergh. Lindbergh was the first person to make a solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic ocean.
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Babe Ruth No Fear Tin Sign
Babe Ruth is considered by some as the best player to ever play the game of baseball. During the 1920´s he was a major icon and role model to not only kids, but to adults as well. Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its ¨first five¨ inaugural members. As well as being remembered for his outstanding talents on the field, he is also very well known for his famous quote: ¨Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.¨
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Babe Ruth and "Shoeless" Joe Jackson talking during the 1920 baseball season. These were two of the greatest baseball players in this era. This would be Jackson's last season with the majors despite an exceptional performance in the 1919 World Series. It was his last season because he was banned from baseball in 1920 for trying to rig 1919 World Series while he was playing for the Chicago White Sox. He still has not been inducted into the Hall of Fame.