What is sports journalism?
Journalism is the activity of gathering, assessing, creating and presenting curated information for the masses as news, messages, podcasts, videos, etc., while mass communication deals with the study of spreading information to the masses through a number of channels. All humans seek information and communicate with each other and are connected through various means of communication.
Sports journalism is a specialization in journalism exclusively or primarily dealing with and reporting on all aspects pertaining to sports and related activities. Sports journalists cover all aspects of sports and games (indoor and outdoor) in general, or may specialize in and cover one sport only. They focus on reporting amateur and professional sporting events. Sports journ...
Ask baseball fans to name the best pitchers of all time and the responses will likely include Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Lefty Grove, Warren Spahn, Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, Nolan Ryan, and Roger Clemens. Don't expect to hear the name Spud Chandler.
Yet Chandler holds the highest lifetime winning percentage of any pitcher since 1900 with at least 100 victories. A righthander for the New York Yankees from 1937 through 1947, he won 109 and lost only 43 for a percentage of .717. No other major leaguer with at least 1,000 innings has achieved a percentage of .700 or better. Yankee lefthander Whitey Ford came the closest at .690 with 236 victories.
A Very Unusual Career
Chandler's baseball career was unusual in many ways. A graduate of the University of Georgia, h...
Bowling is a fun, competitive sport that can be played alone or with a group of people. Whether one is a league bowler or just shoots a few games for fun with family or friends a few times per year, bowling is a very humbling game. One can be on top of the world, stringing strikes along, or they can have multiple open frames and end up with a low score.
Becoming a truly great bowler requires a bit more than just your final score. There are many different components that comprise being a great, and smart, bowler. Some of these are rules, and some are just plain common sense.
Proper form is important
Bowling form is one of the most important aspects of the game. Whether you buy your own fitted ball or use a house ball found on the racks at your local alley, you should always sel...
Heading into the 1980 Summer Olympic Games, public sentiment was in favor of President Jimmy Carter’s call to boycott the Moscow Olympic Games. The Soviet Union had then invaded Afghanistan and simultaneously assassinated the PM. Carter and other leaders around the world were calling the invasion the greatest threat to world since World War II.
1980 Olympic Boycott: Politics in the Olympic Games
According to the Carter Administration, there also were other parallels to World War II and the Nazi Party. In 1936, the Olympic Games were held in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler used the Olympic Games to validate Germany and the Nazi Party, and according to then-Vice President Walter Mondale, the Soviet government was doing the same.
In a Feb. 13, 1980 news conference, President Jimmy ...
Did you know around 26 million people play baseball regularly in the United States?
If your child has decided to play the game millions of people enjoy, there are a few things you need to know. When you are getting your child game day ready, you want them to have equipment that protects them but also doesn't break the bank. Keep reading to find out how much it will cost to buy youth catcher's gear.
There are a few different positions your child can choose from, but if they choose to be a catcher, you'll need to get specific equipment. Each one serves a specific purpose and is crucial to have for your child's safety.
Helmet and Face Mask
The helmet and face mask are the most important equipment for a catcher. Foul balls have the potential to hit the catch...
Basketball is a fast-paced and hectic sport full of larger than life characters – often quite literally. Personalities (and bodies) clash on the court, and it isn’t surprising that the sport has produced some truly surreal moments.
Some odd moments have shocked people in the bleachers and left people staring at their basketball live streaming service in disbelief. Here are some of the strangest things to happen in the world of basketball.
The 2014 Shoe War
Conventionally, basketball is played with, well, a ball. In a 2014 game between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks, a parallel sport was played – with Marreese Speights’ shoe. Speights lost his shoe during play and was forced to hobble around awkwardly while opposition players tossed it around in order to thwart ...