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  • 20-GAME WINNING STREAK: The A's out play teams with far-richer budgets to become the American League West champions.

  • 42 - Jackie Robinson: On the 15th of April, 1947, Jackie Robinson made history when he broke the color-barrier in major league baseball.

  • A CADDIE'S ADVICE: Caddies help golfers with advice to improve their game in a similar way that spiritual advisors help people to improve their lives.

  • A CADDIE'S ADVICE: Caddies help golfers with advice to improve their game in a similar way that spiritual advisors help others to improve life.

  • AMPUTEE DIVER: Completing all the physical tasks required, Brashear becomes the Navy's first amputee diver.

  • Ancient Hawaiian Surfing: Surfing Was A Big Part Of Hawaiian History

  • Ancient Olympics: When and where did the Olympic Games begin? During the Archaic Period in ancient Greece, sacred Olympia is host to the ancient Olympic games. What is the purpose of those Games, and when did they beg...

  • ANCIENT OLYMPIC SPORTS: The first "sport" is the foot race, and then wrestling and pentathlon; the ancient Olympic games ultimately number 18 and include boxing and horse racing.

  • AN IMPOSSIBLE DREAM: Disregarding death threats due to his race, Brashear graduates from diving school.

  • ANOTHER CHANCE: During the Tampa Bay Devil Rays tryouts, thirty-five year-old Morris throws 98 mph pitches.

  • Arthur Ashe Courage Award: In the spirit of Arthur Ashe's humanitarian efforts, the Arthur Ashe Courage Award was born.

  • ATHLETES IN ACTION: Many statutes, pottery and poetry exist that show athletes in Olympic action.

  • A TRIP TO OLYMPIA: Writings of historians and ruins at Olympia allow us to visualize what Olympia looked like and how and where athletes trained.

  • August Belmont, Jr. - Builder of Belmont Park: The third race of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes - named after his father, August Belmont, Sr., who originally funded the event - is run every June at Belmont Park (located in the town of Elmont...

  • AVALANCHES: People cause 95% of all avalanche accidents; the average avalanche travels around 80 mph.

  • A VALUABLE HOBBY: Perfect for advertising, Allen & Ginter is the first company to use baseball cards as cigarette package-inserts.

  • BASEBALL and the CIVIL WAR: Even though teams are playing baseball in the northern U.S., there is no evidence it is popular in the south until the Civil War.

  • Baseball Cards: With the Cubs winning the 2016 World Series, check out how the game began and investigate some little-known facts about things like baseball cards.

  • BASEBALL'S COLOR LINE: Jackie plays for the Kansas City Monarchs; African-American baseball players face discrimination in every town.

  • BILL JAMES and SABERMETRICS: Bill James creates a method to evaluate baseball players by using statistics called "sabermetrics."

  • BILLY BEANE and PAUL DePODESTA: Billy Beane, the A's general manager, and Paul DePodesta, an A's scout, discovers a method to pick baseball players using limited funds.

  • BIRTH of BASEBALL CARDS: Historians are not sure who made the first cards, which stiffened a pack of cigarettes, but James Buchanan ("Buck") Duke gets credit.

  • BIRTH of TRADE CARDS: By 1860, Louis Prang is mass-producing small trade cards to introduce, or advertise, products.

  • BOBBY JONES: Bobby Jones is one of the greatest golfers during the Great Depression.

  • BOBBY JONES: Bobby Jones is one of the greatest golfers during the Great Depression.

  • Bobby Jones and Augusta National Golf Club: It's the Masters! Who planned this beautiful golf course? How did it come about? When Bobby Jones envisioned that Berckmans' Place (near Augusta, Georgia) could be transformed from a horticultural par...

  • Bobby Jones Envisions Augusta National Golf Club:

  • BOXING: ITS REBIRTH: After an opponent dies following a fight in 1743, John ("Jack")Broughton introduces boxing's first rules.

  • BOXING: ITS START: The Ancient Greeks support boxing as a sport when they include it in the Olympics as a early as 688 BC.

  • BRADDOCK BECOMES CINDERELLA MAN: In 1935, the underdog Braddock fightschampion Max Baerfor the Heavyweight title and wins.

  • BRANCH RICKEY MAKES A CHANGE: Branch Rickey wants a Black man to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers; he selects Jackie Robinson to become the first Black player in Major League baseball.

  • BREAKING the COLOR LINE: In 1946, Jackie Robinson agrees not to fight the discrimination he will face as the first Black baseball player; he earns his team's respect.

  • Chariot Race - Ancient Greece: In ancient Greece, artists used vases in the same way as painters use canvases today. We therefore see great works of art, which survive from the ancient world, on vases and amphora.

  • CHARLES HOWARD: Charles Howard, Seabiscuit's owner, is a car salesman who takes horses for trade on his cars.

  • Cinderella Man: When Jim Braddock makes one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, Damon Runyon coins the nickname, Cinderella Man.

  • CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER: Jackie Robinson is politically independent but fights for civil rights.

  • Controversy at the 1936 Olympics: Although the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin are best-remembered for Jesse Owens' record-setting performances, those games were also marked by a controversy involving two other U.S. track-and-field ath...

  • CORY LIDLE - FATAL ACCIDENT: Four years after Cory Lidle plays so well for the 2002 A's team, he has a fatal plane crash.

  • COURT MARTIAL of JACKIE ROBINSON: Jackie Robinson faces charges of being disrespectful to investigating officers, rather than refusing to move to the rear of the bus.

  • DEATH ON THE MOUNTAIN: George Mallory disappears in 1924 while he attempts to become the first person to the summit of K2.

  • DEEP SEA DIVING LEGENDS: Learn the stories of humans diving into the depths of the sea that have been told for thousands of years.

  • Depiction of Original Olympic Area:

  • Derek Redmond - The Day that Changed My Life: When he was unable to run the entire race, at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Derek Redmond did something even better.

  • EARLY BASEBALL PRINTS: See pictures of baseball and its players from the second half of the 19th century.

  • ED VIESTURS: Ed Viesturs is an expert climber who reaches the summit of 12 of the world's 14 mountains higher than 8,000 feet.

  • ELIZABETH KING'S ACCIDENT: A power boating accident leaves Elizabeth King in a coma and on life support.

  • Fighter, The: Boxing trainer Dickie Eklund fights crack cocaine and helps his brother recover from a career-threatening injury.

  • FINDING BRIAN SPEER: The King family travels through the Hawaiian Islands to find Brian Speer, to tell him that Elizabeth will soon be taken off life support.

  • FIRST TO THE SUMMIT: AnItalian team is the first to reach the second highest point on earth, K2, in the summer of 1954.

  • FOR LOVE of the GAME: Read quotes about baseball from famous authors such as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, and Virginia Woolf.

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