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Basket Ball: An introduction to Basketball

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Basket Ball: An introduction to Basketball
The first public announcement of the creation of the game of "Basket Ball" written by Dr. James Naismith for The Triangle magazine published in January 1892. The Triangle was semi-monthly journal produced originally by the staff of the Physical Department in the International YMCA Training School, now Springfield College, where the game of Basketball was originally created. In this article, Naismith details the 13 original rules of the game. Naismith also says that the game “calls for physical judgment and co-ordination of every muscle, and gives all-around development."
Naismith, James, 1861-1939
Ishikawa, Samuro Genzaburo
January 15, 1891
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
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Springfield College--International
Naismith, James, 1861-1939
Ishikawa, Samuro Genzaburo
The Triangle Publishing Co
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
5 pages
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The Triangle Publishing Co.
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.
Please note: the cover does not appear directly before the start of the article in the physical copy. For complete journal, please see
This is an article out of the Triangle Magazine issued on January 15th, 1892