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					Late 1800s Sports and Literature

Sports - Baseball
 1839 - Abner Doubleday invents baseball
 Becomes most popular sport in America

 1869 - Cincinnati Red Stockings = 1st team  1900 - 2 leagues
 National and America

 1903- 1st World Series

1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings

1903 World Series
 Best of 9  Boston Americans (later Red Sox) defeat Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3
 Deacon Phillippe pitched 5 complete games for Pirates  Cy Young was a pitcher for Boston

Pirates and Americans

Football
 1869 - 1st intercollegiate football game
 Rutgers defeats Princeton

 1895 - originally thought of as 1st professional game
 Later learned that “Pudge” Heffelfinger had been paid in 1892

Basketball
 Dr. James Naismith invents - Springfield, MA - 1890s
 PE teacher - needed winter game inside

Literature
 “local color writers”  Samuel L. Clemens - Mark Twain
 Roughing It (1872)  Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) * The Gilded Age (1873) - ills of industrialization


				
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