SPORTS IN 1960`s
by TJ SHELTON
Who were famous athletes in 1960's.
Who were some of the famous athletes in the 1960's?
Muhammad Ali - boxer
Marlin Briscoe - football
Bill Russell - basketball
Wilma Rudolph - track and field
How much did a NFL players get paid?
The average NFL football player made $25,000, but this was in the 1960's, so it was still a lot of money for the time but not even close to contracts that they now get.
How much did a MLB player get paid?
A MLB player got paid under $15,000.
Even though players did not get paid much a they do today, players still played and fans still watched.
What were the most popular sports in 1960's United States.
Football, basketball, baseball, Nascar, and golf were all popular sports in the 1960's because in America people like exciting and fun things. A lot of these sports were very much liked by kids, just like today. A lot of sports were very popular in America because some of these sports were just played in America, like football and Nascar, which are is not in the Olympics. Some sports were very expensive because you had to pay to watch live or at the arena. Back then, African American were discriminated upon while playing in some sports.
The olympics in 1960's.
Shoes and cholthes for athletics in the 1960's
Professional Sports Champions
By Tj shelton.