Sports in the 1920s
Sports went through many changes in the time period known as the "Roaring Twenties." Some sports were just starting out; others were broadening their horizons, while others were simply becoming more popular. New heroes were emerging in sports, new teams, and even new leagues.
Although there were many greats in the 1920s, without a doubt, George "Babe" Ruth was the first and most famous out of all the heroes presented in
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income was rising, therefore having more money to spend on luxuries, the attendance for sporting events also began to increase. Popularity of the games and ways for the media to tell what was going on were growing as well. In fact, the 1920s was proclaimed "The Golden Age of Sports."
Sports Illustrated: 20th Century Sports: Images of Greatness, © 1999 Total/ SPORTS
ESPN: Sports Century, © 1999, ESPN, Inc.