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By Jr. Buckley James, John Walters, Larry Keith

The 1st decade of the twentieth century observed many firsts from the 1st international sequence three-hitter to the 1st Indianapolis 500 automobile race. This moment variation of 1900 1919 is absolutely revised, and for the 1st time, includes full-color images. Highlights contain: the 1st Rose Bowl video game in 1902 the 1st global sequence in 1903 Jack Johnson changing into the 1st African-American heavyweight boxing champion in 1908 the 1st Indianapolis 500 car race in 1911 Jim Thorpe's notable yr in 1912 Tennis champ and survivor of the 1912 massive sinking Richard Williams coming again to win the U.S. Tennis Championship in 1914 The release of the nationwide Hockey League in 1918 The 1919 Black Sox scandal, during which gamers at the Chicago White Sox fastened the realm sequence.

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Field and threw it to first. His Wagner played several pohands were so big that he sitions before settling in persupposedly threw handfuls of manently at shortstop in 1901 dirt and rocks with every ball. at the age of 17. L. batting titles. In named to the Baseball Hall of an era when power and extraFame in 1936. base hits were much more Honus Wagner 58 fied because its drivers had changed the car’s engine during the race, a violation of the rules. Finishing later that day in Shawmut were Bert W.

However, very few foreign teams chose to take part, thus turning the 1904 Games into little more than an American sports festival. S. cities and athletic clubs sent “teams” to compete. The shotput was won by John Flanagan, representing not America, but the Greater New York Irish American Athletic Club. Most nations objected to the cost of sending teams, but the patriotic aspects of Sullivan’s promotion of the Games also put off some teams. S. athletes won 75 gold medals. Coming in second was Cuba, with five.

30 IOC changed their minds and gave the Games to St. Louis. It was a decision they would come to regret. The Exposition organizers hired famed sportsman James Sullivan (1860– 1914), president of the Amateur Athletic Union, to come to St. Louis and take charge of the Olympics, which, as expected, were now to be held within the larger Exposition. Sullivan took his duties a bit too literally and staged more than 40 athletic events of all types throughout the summer, calling all of them “Olympic” and creating confusion that still trickles down through the Olympic record book.

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