Formal Challenge For Basketball Matches (January 11, 1894)

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Title

Formal Challenge For Basketball Matches (January 11, 1894)

Description

Four page document, containing copies of a letter written by a captain of the Springfield College basketball teams in 1894. Each captain writes a response to challenges for supremacy in the game by agreeing to meet for matches to determine the best team. Slam poetry ensues in response to the call for matches, perhaps the first documented trash talking in basketball. The captains were Dr. James Naismith (the creator of the game of Basketball), Albert B. Chase, Edwin P. Ruggles, and W. V. Dinman.

Date

1894-01-11

Identifier

ms506-01-22-028

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Original Format

Letters

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Citation

Naismith, James, Ruggles, Edwin P. Chase, Albert B. Dinman, W. V., “Formal Challenge For Basketball Matches (January 11, 1894),” The First Basket Ball Players, accessed June 28, 2022, https://basketballplayers.omeka.net/items/show/67.