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Sports in North America (SportsDocs)

A Documentary History

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  • Volume 1 Part 1 Sports in the Colonial Era, 1618-1783 Edited by Thomas L. Altherr (Metropolitan State College). 1087 documents, 496 pages. 1996. Contents of Volume 1 Part I
  • Volume 1 Part 2 Sports in the New Republic, 1784-1820 Edited by Thomas L. Altherr (Metropolitan State College). 668 documents, 469 pages. 1996. Contents of Volume 1 Part II
  • Volume 2 Origins of Modern Sports, 1820-1840 Edited by Larry K. Menna (SUNY, Farmingdale). 145 documents, 420 pages. 1994. Contents of Volume 2
  • Volume 3 The Rise of Modern Sports, 1840-1860 Edited by George B. Kirsch (Manhattan College). 150 documents, 408 pages. 1992. Contents of Volume 3
  • Volume 4 Sports in War, Revival and Expansion, 1860-1880 Edited by George B. Kirsch (Manhattan College). 147 documents, 412 pages. 1995. Contents of Volume 4
  • Volume 5 Sports Organized, 1880-1900 Edited by Gerald R. Gems (North Central College). 249 documents 529 pages. 1996. Contents of Volume 5
  • Volume 6 Sports and Reform, 1900-1920 Edited by Steven A. Riess (Northeastern Illinois University). 276 documents, 516 pages. 1996. Contents of Volume 6

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Contents of Volume 5 (1880-1900)

Preface xiv

Acknowledgements xv

Introduction xvi

1 THE ORGANIZATION AND RATIONALIZATION OF SPORT 1

  1. American Athletics 2
  2. College Athletics and Physical Development 3
  3. Athletics and Health 6
  4. Athletics for City Girls 8
  5. Skating by the Sea 14
  6. Opening of the New Madison Square Garden 15
  7. California Athletics 16
  8. A Princeton Edict 19
  9. The Fight for the Undergraduate Rule Not Over at Yale 20
  10. Faculty Chairmen Recommend Stricter Rules for Athletes 21
  11. The Constitution of the New High School League 22
  12. A.A. Stagg letter to Oliver C. Morse 24
  13. Latham to Train Penn Men 25
  14. Constitution and By-Laws of the Metropolitan Association of the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States 26
  15. Pathology of Sports 33
  16. The Evils of the Professional Tendency of Modern Athletics 34
  17. The Athletic Craze 35
  18. Canada 38
  19. Formation of Amateur Athletic Association of Canada 39
  20. The First Annual Report of the Amateur Athletic Association of Canada 42

2 AQUATICS 50

  1. On The Charles 50
  2. Teemer's Claim of Foul 54
  3. College Boat-Racing in America 56
  4. The Training of a University Crew 62
  5. Conditions Governing the Races for the New York C.C. Challenge Cup 65
  6. The Death-Blow to International Yacht Racing 66
  7. Yachts and Yacht Clubs of San Francisco 71
  8. Hints on Swimming for Women 74
  9. Exciting Swimming Tournament 76
  10. Water Polo 76
  11. Canada 81
  12. Ned Hanlan on Rowing 81
  13. The Royal Canadian Yacht Club 85
  14. The Rowing Clubs of Canada 88

3 AUTOMOBILE RACING 94

  1. The Evolution of the Wheel-Velocipede to Motorcycle 94
  2. Times-Herald Motorcycle Contest Takes Place To-day 99
  3. Duryea Motocycle Wins the Race 100
  4. New Horseless Carriage Race 101
  5. Rules of the Providence Horseless Carriage Race 101
  6. The Automobile Cup 103

4 BASEBALL 104

  1. The New Playing Rules of Base-Ball 106
  2. Rules are Changed 107
  3. Western College Baseball Association 110
  4. Female Ball-Players Stranded 112
  5. The Sporting News 113
  6. Baseball in the South 114
  7. Kansas City Selected to Fill the Vacancy in Base-Ball League 115
  8. Perfect Games 116
  9. High School Baseball 117
  10. Baseball 117
  11. The Literary League 118
  12. Bohemian Baseball Game 118
  13. Polish Societies Play a Baseball Game 118
  14. Baseball Variety Show Planned 119
  15. Indoor Baseball 121
  16. The Chicago Base-ball Grounds 123
  17. Completion of the Chicago Club's New Grounds 124
  18. The Trip of the Chicago Ball-Players 126
  19. Baseball and Beer 127
  20. League Championship 127
  21. Our National Game 128
  22. No Sunday Ball-Playing in Ohio 132
  23. Kelly Will Not Play with the Chicago Nine 132
  24. The Sale of Kelly 133
  25. Magnates Declare War 133
  26. Here Are the Figures 135
  27. Big Deals in Base-ball 136
  28. Canada 140
  29. First Annual Report of the Montreal Base-Ball Club 140

5 BASKETBALL 142

  1. A.A. Stagg to Sister, Pauline Stagg 143
  2. Basket Ball for 1893 143
  3. Yale Wins at Basketball 147
  4. Women's Basketball 147
  5. Letter from Josephine Wilkin, Class of 1895, to Her Mother 147
  6. Smith College 148
  7. No Man In It 148
  8. Growth of Basket Ball 151

6 BICYCLING 153

  1. The Grand Meet at Newport 153
  2. The Wheel 155
  3. Cycle Racing 156
  4. Bicycle Records Go 158
  5. Chicago Poles Victors in Annual Bicycle Meet in South Bend 161
  6. A Mile in Less Than a Minute on a Bicycle 161
  7. Taylor Makes a Record 164
  8. Taylor's Daily Record Grist 166
  9. Women in Century Runs 166
  10. Legislation as to Bicycles in Highways 167
  11. The Bicycle's Relation to Good Roads 170
  12. Kyphosis Bicyclistarum 172
  13. No Bloomers There 173
  14. Bloomers in the Sanctuary 174
  15. Woman and the Bicycle 175
  16. The Charm of the Bicycle 176
  17. A California Cycleway 177
  18. Canada 179

7 BOWLING 180

  1. American Bowling Congress, Constitution and By-Laws 181
  2. The Game of Bowls 189
  3. Bowling for Women 192
  4. International Bowling 194
  5. Chicago's Score Is the Highest 195
  6. National Championships to be Held in January 196

8 BOXING 198

  1. Fitzsimmons Gets His Money 199
  2. It Could Only Occur in Boston 200
  3. Olympic Club's New Articles 200
  4. New Subterfuge Must Be Invented to Revive Pugilism 201
  5. A Bout with the Gloves 203
  6. Scientific Boxing Under the Boston A.A. Rules 204
  7. The Revival of Boxing in New York 207
  8. May Forbid All Prize Fights 209
  9. Boxing Barred in Orange 209
  10. Pittsburgers to Foster Boxing 210
  11. Seventy-nine Rounds 210
  12. How Sullivan Did It 212
  13. Pugilistic Record Is Broken 214
  14. New Story Told of Bowen's Death 215
  15. Corbett Wins 215
  16. The Negro Wins 218
  17. Story of the Fight by Rounds 226
  18. Jeffries Wins from Fitzsimmons 235
  19. Two Boxers Killed 240

9 EQUESTRIANISM 242

  1. Harness Racing 243
  2. Meeting of the National Trotting Association in New York 243
  3. The Meeting in Detroit 246
  4. Trotting Races 247
  5. Nancy Hanks, 2:05. 1-4 252
  6. Star Pointer, B.H., 1889 253
  7. The New Bicycle Sulky 255
  8. Thoroughbred Racing 256
  9. Washington Park 256
  10. The Club Races 259
  11. Pool Sellers Come to Grief 261
  12. The Pool Bill 262
  13. An Ally of Gamblers 263
  14. The Degeneration of Horseracing 265
  15. Use of Cocaine on the Racetrack 267
  16. To Abolish Racing 268
  17. Kills Racing on Jersey Tracks 269
  18. New Statutes Proposed 270
  19. To Permit Pool Selling 270
  20. Big Poolroom Trust 271
  21. Kingsman's Great Rider 273
  22. Quarterhorses 273
  23. Pony Racing and the Bronco 273
  24. Polo 275
  25. American Polo 275
  26. Polo in Southern California 277
  27. Rodeo 279
  28. The Day We Celebrate 279
  29. Complimentary Thanks to Railroad Officials 281
  30. Frontier Day Festivities 281

10 FOOTBALL 285

  1. Intercollegiate Football Rules 286
  2. Revised Code of Football Rules 294
  3. Rugby at Michigan, 1881 296
  4. High School Football, 1886 298
  5. American Intercollegiate Foot Ball Association Constitution 299
  6. Another Row in High School Game 302
  7. Indian School Representative Here 303
  8. The Foot-Ball Championship 303
  9. Football on the Pacific Slope 305
  10. Football in the South 310
  11. The Thanksgiving Day Game 314
  12. Ready for the Game 321
  13. Leather for Football Suits 321
  14. The Future of Football 322
  15. Football Guard Fatally Injured 324
  16. Another Football Player is Dying 324
  17. Football Indirectly Causes Death 324
  18. The All-America Team 325
  19. Football: Sport and Training 328
  20. Football Players Barred 331
  21. Professional Football 332
  22. Expense Accounting Allegheny Athletic Assoc. 332
  23. The Professionals Need to Mend Their Manners and Speech 332
  24. The American League of Professionals Forced to Give It Up 333
  25. Red-Hot Football While It Lasted 334
  26. The Canton Eleven Defeats the West End Team in a Good Game 335
  27. Canada 337
  28. Annual Report of the Montreal Football Club 337
  29. The Characteristics of Canadian Football 338

11 GOLF 342

  1. National Golf Association 343
  2. Constitution of the United States Golf Association 343
  3. By-Laws of the United States Golf Association 346
  4. Chicago Golf Club By-Laws 349
  5. Amateur Golfers Defined 350
  6. He Wins Both Cups 352
  7. Course Construction 353
  8. A Philadelphia Golf Course 353
  9. Van Cortlandt Golf Club 355
  10. Indoor Golf for a Winter Game 355
  11. "Cheating" at Golf 356
  12. Unique Wager by Golfers 357
  13. Is Won by a Child 358
  14. The Golfing Woman 359
  15. Canada 362
  16. Royal Montreal Golf Club 362
  17. Golf in Canada 362

12 GYMNASTICS 364

  1. Ladies Gymnastic Society 365
  2. Third Gymnastic Competition 365
  3. "Sokol" Day 366
  4. Announcement of the Polish Falcons 367
  5. New Gymnastic Society for Young Polish Women 367
  6. Gymnastic Exibition at World's Fair 368
  7. A Pioneer Turn Verein 368
  8. Canada 370
  9. Report of the Gymnastics Committee 370

13 LACROSSE 372

  1. An Indian Ball Game 372
  2. The Lacrosse Season of 1886 376
  3. The Game of Lacrosse 377
  4. An Unappreciated Game 378
  5. Canada 380
  6. Home Again 381
  7. Annual Report of the Montreal Lacrosse Club 386
  8. Won the Lacrosse Championship 388
  9. Lacrosse 388

14 RACKET SPORTS 391

  1. Badminton 391
  2. Handball 393
  3. Casey Wins the Hand-Ball Championship 393
  4. Amateur Handball Championship 394
  5. Tennis 394
  6. Woodlawn Tennis Club Constitution and By-Laws 395
  7. Lawn Tennis 397
  8. Pettitt's English Tour 398
  9. Leamington Tennis Tournament 399
  10. Chase Wins the Championship for the Western States 400
  11. Lawn Tennis in the South 400
  12. Lawn Tennis in California 404
  13. Canada 407
  14. Lawn Tennis 407

15 TRACK AND FIELD 408

  1. Expense Account of the Track Team of 1895 409
  2. At Champaign 411
  3. The Caledonian Annual Games at Spy-Pond Grove 412
  4. Myers and George Sign Articles of Agreement 414
  5. Myers, the American Runner, Easily Defeats George, the English Champion 414
  6. Myers Wins the Mantle 415
  7. Confessions of a Champion Athlete 416
  8. Manhattan's Victorious Athletes 418
  9. Track Athletics in America 419
  10. Owen's 100 Yard Mark 423
  11. Broke the Shot-Putting Record 424
  12. The Downs Quarter Mile Record Controversy 424
  13. The National Athletic Championships, 1893 426
  14. International Track and Field Contests of 1895 428
  15. Team Racing 430
  16. Girls in Field Sports 433
  17. Americans Win at Paris 435
  18. Seven More Victories 439
  19. Canada 442
  20. Montreal Amateur Athletic Association Report 442

16 WINTER SPORTS 447

  1. Curling 447
  2. The Game of Curling 447
  3. Curling in the Northwest 448
  4. Curling at Milwaukee 452
  5. South Parks Beaten 452
  6. Ice Hockey 453
  7. Annual Report of the Montreal Hockey Club 454
  8. Ice Hockey 455
  9. The Hockey Association 458
  10. Montreal the Champion 460
  11. Too Many Teams 462
  12. Hockey in the Canadian North-West 464
  13. With the Nets 467
  14. New York Hockey Club is Champion 467
  15. Skating 468
  16. Figure Skating 468
  17. A Canadian Association 471
  18. Canada's King of the Ice 472
  19. Speed Skating 472
  20. The Five Mile Race at the Dominion 472
  21. Skating 473
  22. Johnson Has All the Best of It 474
  23. Two New World Skating Records 475
  24. Snowshoeing and Skiing 476
  25. Records of Snow-Shoe Racing 476
  26. Constitution and By-Laws of Aurora Ski Club of Red Wing 477
  27. Ski Running 478

Selected Bibliography

  1. Primary Sources 483
  2. Secondary Sources 488

Indexes

  1. Index of Names 491
  2. Index of Subjects 501
  3. Index of Institutions 503
  4. Index of Geographic and Place Names 509

 

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