This Day In History
This Day In History
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

«Springfield»

December 21, 1891

The first basketball court: Springfield College
The first basketball court: Springfield College
The first game of basketball ever played took place in the Mason Square district of Springfield. The city of Springfield is known worldwide as the birthplace of the sport of basketball. In 1891, James Naismith, a theology graduate, invented the sport of basketball at the YMCA International Training School – now known as Springfield College – to fill-in the gap between the football and baseball seasons.
basketball, Springfield, James Naismith
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