Download PDF by Nathan Aaseng: African-American Athletes

By Nathan Aaseng

ISBN-10: 0816048053

ISBN-13: 9780816048052

Athletes have regularly been visible as position types, as heroes, as proficient people who can entertain and encourage their fanatics with acts of grace, power, agility, and talent. From ice hockey to trace and box, from tennis to boxing, African american citizens have excelled in each significant game. From the overdue nineteenth century throughout the modern-day, a number of the most precious and recognized personalities in expert and beginner activities were African american citizens. African-American Athletes highlights these athletes, women and men, who've competed on the optimum degrees in a single or extra activities and set new criteria of achievement in the event you have them. each one access offers an exhilarating and enlightening biographical profile, focusing on the occasions in that person's lifestyles with regards to his or her accomplishments in activities, by means of an updated additional examining checklist on that exact. A normal advent orients the reader to African americans in activities, topic indexes record each one athlete by way of date of beginning and through activity, and a basic bibliography lists different assets at the subject. the overall reader, the coed, and the activities fan will locate the data contained during this booklet interesting and straightforward to entry

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Outrageous! New York: Avon, 1992. Baylor, Elgin Gay (1934– ) basketball forward Modern basketball began with Elgin Baylor. It was he who introduced the concepts of hang time, body control, and creative finishing of drives that would be picked up and refined by JULIUS ERVING a decade later and adopted by an entire generation of protégés. C. As a child he had no interest in basketball; in fact, he never saw a game in his life until, at the age of 13, he tagged along with older brothers to a pickup game at a local park.

BriscoHooks took advantage of the void to sprint to victory and Olympic records in both of her events. 84. 83, and she earned a share of a third record and gold medal in the 4 ϫ 400 relay. It was Brisco-Hooks’s singular moment in the sun; later she competed in the 1988 Olympics and added a relay silver medal to her collection. Further Reading Cort, M. “Catch a Rising Star,” Women’s Sport, November 1984, pp. 46–48. Page, James A. Black Olympian Medalists. : Libraries Unlimited, 1991. Brock, Lou (Louis Clark Brock) (1939– ) baseball outfielder Baseball fans regarded Saint Louis’s 1964 trade of 18-game winner Ernie Broglio for the Chicago Cubs inept center fielder Lou Brock as one of the most one-sided deals of all time.

That earned him a scholarship from Auburn University. At Auburn, Barkley gained a reputation as a difficult player to coach. Despite his outstanding play, few people took him seriously. ” “I led the conference in rebounding for three years but nobody knew it,” he remembers. S. Olympic trials in 1984. But there the independent, outspoken Barkley ran afoul of disciplinarian coach Bob Knight and was cut from the team. Rather than return for his senior year of college, Barkley made himself available for the NBA draft and was the fifth player selected.

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