Have you ever wondered how the 1940’s went, or how the sports went at this time? The 1940’s was a crazy and odd decade. The 1940’s had a war that lasted over 5 years. It had many famous sport players Who became hall of famers. It also had different leagues because of the war to where women played in a professional leagues.
1940’s Political, Historical and Social Events
In the 1940’s it was a crazy and brutal century. Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese. The attack took at least a couple of hours long. The Japanese damaged at least 20 ships, destroyed over 150 planes, and killed over 2,000 people. Since Pearl Harbor had happen the United States had declared war on Japan. The government did not …show more content…
The draft is where a random guy off the road becomes a soldier. Since the war has started women helped out and worked for the military. The women work in the factories they made bullets, guns, and essential materials to help the soldiers survive. In 1941 the United States finally declared for WWII. The United States had join the allies that included Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union. They had to go up against the axis, which included Nazi Germany, Japan, and Italy. The war was from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945. The allies came out on top as the axis surrendered. The war was finally over.
The sports in the 1940’s was a different time and a historical time for sports. There were some crazy athletes like Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio, and Stan Musial. They all even became hall of famers. Jackie Robinson is the first African American to play on a Major League Baseball team. Jackie broke the Color barrier for the MLB and many other sport leagues. Jackie was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. He made his MLB debut in April of 1947. Before he played in the MLB he played for a negro team called the Kansas City …show more content…
Since many of the men had to go to war. The United States made a league for women to play in a professional baseball league. It was called the “All-American Girls Softball League. It was created because many of the athletes for the MLB were headed to war. Less and less people were falling the MLB and Mr. Wrigley did not like that. Mr. Wrigley notice that armature softball leagues were beginning to get more popular. So he wanted to make his own league and earn profit. When the league started they were using a softball and threw it under hand. That soon changed after a couple years. The girls had to wear skirts not actual baseball pants. The base paths were shortened, so many of the fastest girls could steal over 50 bases a year. This league got so popular that there was ten teams in the league. with that many teams there was at least over 50 players in the entire league. which is a huge accomplishment. The league also had a rival league come together for women baseball. which brought even more women talent. The women's league was around for over ten years. It was a great idea, for the women to show off their talent, and some entertainment for all the people who weren't in the war. Have you heard of the Olympics? Well the summer and winter Olympics of 1940 were cancelled due to war. Same with the 1944 summer and winter Olympics. The Olympic games were supposed to be where the war was like Tokyo, Japan in 1944. This was a major