| | P1 & M1 Current issues in sport Name of Sport: Football Describe the Pre- Industrial phase of development (Society and Sport in general) (P1) British sports and their codified rules began to end up across the world in the late 19th and early 20th century, for example association football. Majority of teams in the world still show the British origins in their names, such as AC Milan in Italy, Grêmio in Brazil, and Athletic Bilbao in Spain. Cricket became popular in several of the nations of the then British Empire, for example; Australia, South Africa and India. Baseball was known in the North-eastern United States, with the first rules being codified in the 1840s, while American football was very popular in the south-east, when baseball was spreading to the south, and American football was spreading to the north after the Civil War. In the 1870s the game split between the professionals and amateurs; the professional game then gained dominance.
In 1852, these two boat clubs set the stage for the first intercollegiate sporting event in the United States. In the late 1850’s, bat and ball games had started to become widely known and the sport of baseball was starting to populate United States universities. The first intercollegiate baseball game took place in 1859 between Amherst College and Williams College. In 1879, the first official intercollegiate baseball league was formed. America’s sport, football started as a modified version of rugby in the mid 1850’s.
II. From 1900 to 1948 a lot of interesting and intriguing records and scandals took place. A. A highlight of the middle age of baseball (1900-1948) was the career of slugger Babe Ruth. “On October 1st, 1927, Babe Ruth slugged his sixtieth home run of the season, off Washington
The eight men included the great "Shoeless" Joe Jackson; pitchers Eddie Cicotte and Claude "Lefty" Williams; infielders Buck Weaver, Arnold "Chick" Gandil, Fred McMullin, and Charles "Swede" Risberg; and outfielder Oscar "Happy" Felsch. 1 The White Sox team was founded in 1900 as an American league franchise, owned by Charles Comiskey. They were originally called the White Stockings. Later Changing their name in 1902. In its first year, they won the league championship.
In 1977 a Los Angeles scout discovered Valenzuela in a Mexican baseball league. In 1981 Fernando Valenzuela pitched his first ever Major League game. His outstanding pitching led the Dodgers to the “World Series” the Dodgers won against the Yankees that year, and Valenzuela won the “CY Young award,” and the “Rookie Of The Year.” He soon burst on the scene, fans increased by 9,000 every time to see Valenzuela pitch. This was known as “Fernando mania” at Dodger Stadium. He was also given the nickname “El Torro,” but that reign would soon end in 1991, when he was released by the Dodgers.
In 1901, the American League announced that the Baltimore Orioles would move their franchise to New York, becoming the New York Yankees. After the move, the Orioles competed in what is now called AAA level from 1903-1953. Babe Ruth pitched for the AAA Orioles before being sold to the Boston Red Sox. ("Baseball Page") On April 15, 1954, thousands of Baltimore fans packed the streets as the new Orioles paraded from downtown to their new park at Memorial Stadium. During the 90-minute ceremony, the Birds signed autographs and threw Styrofoam balls into the crowd.
Miami Dolphins History 1966: With the upstart AFL starting to catch on AFL owners and Commissioner Joe Foss decided it was time for expansion. Seeing the opportunity to make foothold on touched ground Miami is chosen to begin play in 1966: The team which is owned by Joe Robbie and Television Star Danny Thomas chooses the name Dolphins in a name the team contest. On September 2nd in front of crowd of 26,776 at the Orange Bowl the Dolphins get off to a fast start in their 1st regular season game when Joe Auer returns the opening kickoff 95 yards for a Touch Down;. However, the Dolphins would lose the game 23-14 to the Oakland Raiders. The Dolphins would not win their 1st game until October 16th against the Denver Broncos the highlight of the 24-7 victory was 24-7 QB George Wilson, Jr's screen pass to Billy Joe, which turned into a 67-yard TD.
While attending school, Paul played professional football. In 1921, he was a member of the Akron Pros of the American Professional Football Association, and in 1922 played for the Milwaukee Badgers, in the newly formed National Football League, where he was a team mate of Fritz Pollard, who in 1921 became the first African- American to coach a professional football team, and Duke Slater, another black football player, who later starred for the Chicago Cardinals. Robeson turned down an offer to fight the heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey. Robeson, who was six feet three inches tall and weighed 219 pounds, and who had proven his physical strength and toughness on the football field, would have been a formidable opponent. In 1921, Robeson married Eslanda Cardozo Goode, who was the first black analytical chemist at Columbia Medical Center.
 George Hancock is credited as the game's inventor for his development of ball and an undersized bat in the next week. The Farragut Club soon set rules for the game, which spread quickly to outsiders. Envisioned as a way for baseball players to maintain their skills during the winter, the sport was called "Indoor Baseball".  Under the name of "Indoor-Outdoor", the game moved outside in the next year, and the first rules were published in 1889.  In 1895 Lewis Rober, Sr. of Minneapolis organized outdoor games as exercise for firefighters; this game was known as kitten ball (after the first team to play it), lemon ball,
From that event George Hancock had an idea to start an indoor version of baseball. Being the first two teams to play a game, the Yale and Harvard Alumni became a part of history. In 1889 Hancock come up with a specific set of rules for this Mid-Winter Indoor Baseball sport and it started to catch on in cities other than Chicago. Softball spread nationally because it became a popular downtime sport for firefighters. The sport soon gained many nicknames such as “Kitten Ball,” “Mush Ball,” “Diamond Ball,” and “Pumpkin Ball.” The early 1900’s is when the term softball finally came about by the Denver YMCA official, Walter Hakanson.