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Radio in the 20s • Most prominent form of (1) _____________ in the 20s, 30s and 40s • What was the minimum number of radios in each house during this time? (2) ________ • Six types of shows one might hear on a radio. • 3. E_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 6. B_ _ _ R_ _ _ _ _ _ • 4. N_ _ _ 7. D_ _ _ _ _ • 5. S_ _ _ _ _ 8. C_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
S_ _ _ _ _ _ P_ _ _ _ 9. • This baseball player’s true age was never known. He was a pitcher for the Black Barons in the Negro League for 20 years. He then played in the Major League in 1948 after it was integrated and is famous for striking out RogerS Hornsby five times in one game.
T_ C_ _ _ 10. • This baseball player was nicknamed the “Georgia Peach”. He was an outfielder, but is recognized as being one of the greatest all-around players in history but his fierce competitiveness and bad temper earned him a bad reputation.
G_ _ _ _ _ _ _ E_ _ _ _ _ 11. • This swimmer had broken numerous U.S. and World records in swimming. She was the first female to swim the English Channel and broke the best male time by over two hours. She developed an infection from this swim and eventually became deaf.
J_ _ _ G_ _ _ _ _ 12. • This catcher for the Negro League was often compared to Babe Ruth because of his exceptional batting ability. He was very well-liked and respected by everyone. Unfortunately, he passed away one year before the two baseball leagues were integrated.
G_ _ _ T_ _ _ _ _ 13. • This heavy- and lightweight boxer was also a U.S. Marine in WWI. After a severe hit, he won the famous 1927 Battle of the Long Count after his opponent failed to return to a neutral corner, which earned him four extra seconds. He retired in 1928 with a record of 65-1-1 with 47 knock-outs.
J_ _ _ D_ _ _ _ _ _ 14. • This heavyweight boxer was nicknamed the “Manassa Mauler” and “Kid Blackie”. His victories helped make boxing a popular sport. He lost the famous Battle of the Long Count when he failed to return to a neutral corner; this allowed his opponent four extra seconds to recover from the hit.
J_ _ T_ _ _ _ _ 15. • This Olympic medalist played a variety of sports which include football, track, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, swimming, boxing, tennis and archery. He lost his Olympic medals in track after it was discovered he played semi-professional baseball. Some believe this was a discriminatory act due to his Native American ethnicity. He is labeled as the greatest all-around athlete of the first half of the 20th century.
C_ _ _ _ _ _ L_ _ _ _ _ _ _ 16. • This aviator took the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic in “The Spirit of St. Louis”. The plane was a single engine, monoplane. He is also known for developing the first artificial heart. He left the U.S. in the 1930s after his young son was kidnapped and murdered.
J_ _ J_ _ _ _ _ _ 17. • This outfielder was also known as a great batter and nicknames “Shoeless” for taking off his cleats during a game because he was getting blisters. He played for the Chicago White Sox and was kicked out of baseball forever for his involvement in throwing the World Series in 1919. In truth, he knew what was happening, but refused to participate in the scandal.
B_ _ _ R_ _ _ 18. • He is considered the “Greatest all-around player” and nicknamed “The Great Bambino” and “The Sultan of Swat”. He held the homerun record for many years, led the league in walks, RBIs and runs scored. He is famous for “calling his shot” in 1932.