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Famous sports in the 1940s

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Dominic Paul DiMaggio, former center field in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox from 1940 to 1953. His brother, Joseph Paul DiMaggio is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame: 3 times MVP winner and 13-time All Star. Desmond Hugh Fothergill, Australian rules footballer. Won his third Copeland Trophy in 1940. Herbie Matthews, Australian rules footballer who played for South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League. Seabiscuit, champion thoroughbred racehorse in the United States. Became an unlikely champion and symbol of hope for many people during the Great Depression. Theodore Samuel Williams, also nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper. He was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. 1941 - Season batting average is 0.406. It is the last time any major leaguer will hit over 0.400 There are more but these are a few of them, if you need more, just tell me.

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Baseball was the most popular sport. Some of the most popular players were Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Yogi Berra, and Warren Spahn. WWII brought many players to the ranks of the military, and put a damper on ticket sales. The shortage of players even went so far as to prompt the experiment of forming an all-female league. Once the war ended, Baseball boomed. It also integrated, first with Jackie Robinson joining the Brooklyn Dodgers, then Larry Doby joining the Cleveland Indians, both in 1947.

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In the 1940s the best sports were

-Bombing

-Shooting

-Shot (lil green things that go bang)

-Flying

-Long Jump(diving for cover)

-Sailing

-Diving(from landing craft into the sea)

-Swimming (from landing craft to land)

-Running(away from the enemy)

-I cant think of any more

Sorry but that was a once in a lifetime opputunity

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Babe Zaharias- Golf Helen Hicks- golf Craig Wood- golf Ted Williams- baseball Joe DiMaggio-baseball Bobo Newsom-baseball Clyde Turner- football Bill Osmanski- football Sid Luckman-football

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HOCKEY!!! GO Buffalo Sabres!!! YEAH THATS HOW WE ROLL!!!

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In the US, baseball became popular because it was easy to play hen the professionals had gone to war.
In the UK, Boxing was really popular.

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Not in any particular order, they were soccer, Rugby, cricket, Ice Hockey, baseball, American football, pelota, and cycle racing.

-No doubt many more,but those come to mind instantly.

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Baseball was one.

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