1928 The sport began in 1928, shortly after Hoover's election, when he traveled to South America on a goodwill mission. On his return, he saw a game of bull-in-the-ring, a medicine-ball game common on Navy ships, while onboard the battleship Utah. It was this game that inspired him to create a new sports activity that would be easy to play on land or at sea and use instead of handballs. He called it "Hooverball" and it became popular among Americans in the 1930s.
Hoover himself played baseball as a child, and once said: "I like to think that if I had chosen a career then, that of a baseball player would have been exactly what I wanted."
He also played football and tennis as a youth. After graduating from Stanford University in 1898, he spent three years (plus some months) playing professional baseball before moving to California, where he worked as an accountant for an insurance company until he was elected president. During his time in office, he refused to work on Sundays, which is when most major league games were played. This is why people call his presidency "The Great Depression."
Hoover didn't start the Hooverball season until the year after he died. A young boy named Herbert Hoover Jr. started the tradition by throwing the ball into the swimming pool at their summer home in West Branch, Michigan.
1891 Basketball is a sport that is distinctly American. It began in 1891, when James Naismith, a young physical education instructor in Springfield, Massachusetts, was tasked by his supervisor with creating a new game that could be played indoors during the chilly winter months to keep the kids engaged and out of trouble. The original rules were very simple: there were no referees, there were no time limits, and there were no divisions by gender. Just like modern-day basketball, it was just a bunch of guys throwing balls at a goal.
Naismith originally intended to call his new sport "basket ball," but this name was already in use by another sports organization so he changed it to avoid conflict. Today, most people still refer to it as "basketball."
The first actual game of basketball took place on December 4, 1891, at YMCA World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois. Three teams competed, all composed of students from the University of Chicago. The game was watched by an audience that included President Benjamin Harrison and his wife, Mrs. Harrison. The UofC students had formed their own team to play against the others; they were made up of undergraduates from the university's two colleges - Arts and Science and Law. The two college teams had been invited by the fair's organizers to help promote their event. The game ended in a tie so another one was played the following day.
Basketball, the only major sport with a purely American origin, was established on or around December 1, 1891, at the International Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Training School (now Springfield College), Springfield, Massachusetts, where Naismith was a teacher in physical education. The original rules were written by Naismith and his friend Larry Weaver.
They played their first game on January 23, 1892, and defeated a team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (now Worcester State University) 51-0. The first women's game was played four days later, also between Springfield College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The college girls beat the university girls 6-5 in overtime.
Basketball became popular among men and women throughout the United States, and eventually all of Europe. In 1938, it even became the official sport of the Olympic Games in Berlin.
Today, basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is played by people of all ages and backgrounds from all over the world in a variety of different games, contests, and leagues.
Basketball has been praised for its ability to bring people from different cultures together through common interests such as ball handling, shooting, and defense. This aspect of basketball has made it useful in international relations as well as in the development process of countries.
The original softball was a boxing glove with its laces knotted up, and the first bat was a stick. The creators were Ivy Leaguers who were bored. On Thanksgiving Day, while waiting for the outcome of the annual Harvard-Yale football game, Harvard and Yale graduates in the Farragut Boat Club gym devised the game. They took gloves from someone at the club and chopped vegetables with them. When they had enough money, they bought more gloves and balls.
Today, almost every country has its own version of softball. It is an outdoor sport that is played on a field divided into nine bases. Each team has nine players, and there are two teams competing against each other. The object is to get your team to home plate before the opposing team does. There are several different types of pitches used in softball including fastballs, curves, sliders, and spares. Pitchers must keep their hands inside the ball until the last moment before releasing it in order to get the most out of it.
Softball's official world history was written by John Thorn and John Enshido in First Base World Series Baseball: A History of the Game From Its Origins to the Present day. It was published in 2000 by Sports Publishing LLC. Softball's early years were difficult for players because there were no rules regarding contact with the batter. Men would take their gloves off and fight each other during games which caused the deaths of many people before the sport was officially recognized by colleges and universities across the United States.
The first public games were held on March 12, 1892. The Springfield Republican reported on March 12th, 1892, that the first public game of basketball was played at a YMCA gymnasium. The professors competed with the pupils. Around 200 onlookers came to learn about this new sport that they had never heard of or seen before. The boys played for the professors, who were awarded $10 as prize money.
Basketball was originally known as "cricket for men" because it was played by men in shorts. It was not until years later that women's rights issues began to arise, thus changing the name to "basketball."
There are two types of basketball games: single-game contests and season-long tournaments. In a single game, each team is given 15 minutes to score points by throwing the ball into the opposing team's goal (net). If the ball goes out of bounds before being thrown into the net, then no points are awarded. In tournament play, each team has an opportunity to win one round by defeating another team in some type of playoff structure. At the end of the season, the team with the most points wins the tournament.
Basketball is an outdoor sport that can be played during any type of weather condition. This makes it popular with people who do not want to miss school sports in the fall and winter months but cannot play other sports like football or baseball.