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1952 Reprint of the 1892 "Basket Ball: Rules of Basket Bal" by James Naismith

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1952 Reprint of the 1892 "Basket Ball: Rules of Basket Bal" by James Naismith
This is a reprint of the 1892 edition of the book "Basket Ball: Rules of Basket Ball." It was reprinted in 1952 by the Pond-Ekberg Company of Springfield College. In the book, Dr. James Naismith first explains why it was created, who the game is intended for, and the rules by which it should be played. In the original set of rules, the game was intended for games of 9 vs. 9, but it is stressed that the game can accommodate as many as space will allow. Dr. Naismith then details the original thirteen rules of basketball, which are still the foundation of basketball today.
Naismith, James, 1861-1939
The Pond-Ekberg Company
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
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Naismith, James, 1861-1939
The Triangle Publishing Co
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
20 Pages
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James A. Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939), known as "The Father of Basketball," was born in Almonte, Ontario. When he was nine, both of his parents died of typhoid fever and he was raised by his uncle, who later financed Naismith's way through college. He earned his theological degree from McGill University and graduated from Springfield College, then the YMCA Training School, in 1891. After graduation, he was hired as a faculty member, where he taught for five years. It is in his first year as a faculty member at Springfield College that he created the game of Basketball as an activity for an unruly class. In 1895, Naismith enrolled at the Gross Medical School in Denver and received his M.D. in 1898. In that same year, Naismith took the position of department head of physical education at the University of Kansas, where he remained until his death.