Presentation on theme: "Basketball vs. Baseball By: Rick Crofts. History of Basketball Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. He was born in 1861."— Presentation transcript:
History of Basketball Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. He was born in 1861 in Ramsay township Ontario, Canada. The concept of basketball was born from Naismith's school days in the area where he played a simple child's game known as duck-on-a-rock outside his one-room schoolhouse. The game involved attempting to knock a "duck" off the top of a large rock by tossing another rock at it. Later on, Naismith watched his sport, basketball, introduced in many nations by the YMCA movement as early as 1893. Basketball was introduced at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. Naismith was flown to Berlin to watch the games. He died in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1939.
History of Baseball Alexander Joy Cartwright (1820-1892) of New York invented the modern baseball field in 1845. Alexander Cartwright and the members of his New York Knickerbockers Base Ball Club, devised the first rules and regulations for the modern game of baseball. The first recorded baseball game in 1846 when Alexander Cartwright's Knickerbockers lost to the New York Baseball Club. The game was held at the Elysian Fields, in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1858, the National Association of Base Ball Players, the first organized baseball league was formed.
Basketball Now The Rules of basketball have changed a little bit since Dr. James Naismith made them up in 1861. Many of the NBA players now are very young and some coming straight out of high school. And other NBA players are coming from over seas. And along with playing in the NBA the players are getting paid an amazing amount of money. Basketball is a rising sport and is being played all over the world.
Baseball Now Baseball is said to be America’s pastime. Players co not go straight to the pro’s. Each MLB player has went through some kind of farm league and has worked very hard to get to the majors. Baseball is played year round in some countries and all over the world.
Similarities Basketball and Baseball teams play over one hundred games during a season. Both sports have a very good amount of ethnicity throughout the game. Basketball players and Baseball players doth get paid very well along with endorsement deals.
My Favorite… I love basketball and baseball both equally.