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Basketball: Its Origin and Development

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James Naismith was teaching physical education at the Young Mens Christian Association Training College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and felt discouraged because calisthenics and gymnastics didnt engage his students. What was needed was an indoor wintertime game that combined recreation and competition. One evening he worked out the fundamentals of a game that would quickly catch on. Two peach half-bushel baskets gave the name to the brand new sport in late 1891.
 
Basketball: Its Origin and Development was written by the inventor himself, who was inspired purely by the joy of play. Naismith, born in northern Ontario in 1861, gave up the ministry to preach clean living through sport. He describes Duck on the Rock, a game from his Canadian childhood, the creative reasoning behind his basket game, the eventual refinement of rules and development of equipment, the spread of amateur and professional teams throughout the world, and the growth of womens basketball (at first banned to male spectators because the players wore bloomers). Naismith lived long enough to see basketball included in the Olympics in 1936. Three years later he died, after nearly forty years as head of the physical education department at the University of Kansas.

About the Author

This book, originally published in 1941, carries a new introduction by William J. Baker, a professor of history at the University of Maine, Orono. He is the author of Jesse Owens: An American Life and Sports in the Western World.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803283701
Introduction:
Baker, William Joseph
Author:
Baker, William Joseph
Author:
Baker, William J.
Author:
Naismith, James
Publisher:
Unp - Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Basketball
Subject:
Basketball -- History.
Subject:
Basketball - General
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Basketball General
Edition Number:
Bison Books ed.
Edition Description:
Bison Books
Series Volume:
no. 452
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.55 lb

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