The Golden Age of Sports

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The 1920's were a time of change in the United States. For the first time in history, more people were living in cities than in the country. The United States was also wealthier than it had ever been. New methods of transport had been introduced. A lot more technology was also introduced, such as radios. This had made it easier to stay up to date with new stories.
People turned to sports as a way to get over the Great War and to pass time. Americans were provided with the economic boom, the automobile became the main means of transport. People also got their hands on many other new devices. Their timing for switching to watching sports as a new hobby was perfect as the got the privilege of seeing many stars such as: Jack Dempsey, The four horsemen of Notre dame, Suzanne leglen, Eddie shore and many more. But there was one more, the biggest of them all, Babe Ruth.
Baseball was becoming the "national pastime" as more people starting following it. More people went to games and would play it for fun. The most popular sports figure in the United States in the 1920s was baseball player, George Herman "babe" Ruth, a New York Yankees player. He hit more home runs than any other player ever and excited fans by his outgoing personality. He was a perfect example of a hero in the Roaring Twenties.
Babe Ruth was known for getting the most home runs out of any player in the history of baseball. The aspects of today’s games leads back to Ruth. Home runs became the most important and dominating factor o the game, besides good pitching.
At the age of 19 Babe Ruth began his baseball career, on July 11th of 1914 he played in the big league with the Boston red sox. His career was many years full of success, often referred to as the greatest base...

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... Ruth, along with others, came at a time when the country was looking for, and needed heroes, and the new commercial radio stations of the 1920s gave people more access to them. Many people began to admire athletes such as the boxer Jack Dempsey, or golfers Bobby Jones and Walter Hagan, and other baseball players like Lou Gehrig and Ty Cobb. The country was in desperate need of distractions from the pain and suffering that had gone on during the war, and these men provided it.
Just about every sport in the 1920s expanded in one way or another by the end of the decade. As people's income was rising, therefore having more money to spend on luxuries, the attendance for sporting events also began to increase. Popularity of the games and ways for the media to tell what was going on were growing as well. In fact, the 1920s was called "The Golden Age of Sports."
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