I got a great pitch and crushed it. It went into the gap and I got a triple out of it.” “Okay guys,” the Dodger manager, Toe Jorre said. The docile team turned toward Jorre. “This is probably the most important game of your lives. All of you have the potential to be someone great.
We control the game now, and it’s ours to lose,” encouraged my dad. Red was down, and they didn’t have anything in the seventh. They went down one, two, three. Our team all ran to the pitcher’s mound and celebrated. It was the best feeling I had ever experienced from baseball.
Dickie Kerr, a rookie pitcher, took the mound for the Sox and refused to be involved in the fix. As gamblers were enraged, the Sox took a quick two run lead and eventually won three to zero in a shutout by the rookie Kerr. Game four was located at Comis... ... middle of paper ... ... drunk. He received his nickname in 1908, he bought a new set of spikes for his shoes that wore right through his shoes and gave him blisters, and he played the game in his socks. In the seventh inning, Joe hit a triple and was running to third base when a fan jumped up and yelled, “You shoeless son of a gun.” He only played that one game in his stockings, but the nickname stuck with him forever.
The players use steroids to make themselves better, therefore making the game better for us. We as fans can not sit ideally by while the great game of baseball, the American pastime, is drug through the muck that has become the American media. Bigger, stronger, faster; that is the future of baseball. Whether those things are obtained by natural causes or performance enhancers, we should appreciate great athletes and their means of obtaining greatness. Spreading a dark film over some of the greatest accomplishments in baseball only hurts the game.
Have you ever wondered how baseball players are able to crush 400 foot homeruns? It takes years and years to perfect a baseball swing to be able to do that. Swinging a bat and hitting a baseball is a lot more difficult than most people think. The pros make it look so easy because they have to perfect many mechanics just to hit a ball hard on the sweet spot of the bat. “Hitting is the single most difficult thing to do in sport.” this coming from Ted Williams, one of the greatest hitters of all time.
Even with this failure, Babe led the Yankee's to seven World Series, winning five of them. In Babe's unbelievable career, he had a lifetime average of .342, hit 714 career home runs, had 2,209 career RBI's, and 2,873 total hits, all in only 2,503 total games. As amazing as these stats are, they are not the reason people should be grateful that Babe played the game. The reason most people should know Babe Ruth is for the most important reason, that being the way he saved baseball from extinction. Forget how Babe was the best power-hitter in baseball and considered by many the best player in baseball history, and just think about how he kept the American pastime alive.
DiMaggio helped the team by hitting two homeruns, which lead the team to victory. DiMaggio was awarded for his achievements with the payment of two gold baseballs and two orders for baseball merchandise which were worth eight dollars apiece (“The Man”). DiMaggio’s next big step in his baseball career was going to play in the minor league. While DiMaggio was in the minor league he played for the San Francisco Seals. His biggest achievement during this season was that he hit safely in sixty-one games in a row which was a big accomplishment for DiMaggio (Kindred 26).
No argument can be made against the fact that the Boston Red Sox are a team with a ton of depth all over the field. They have a plethora of pitchers, advanced catching prospects, a prodigy shortstop prospect, four men projected to make the opening day roster who can play first base, not to mention they won a World Series last year. Boston seems to have a ton of depth except for outfielders in the minor leagues. Sure Boston has six men that can play the position well at the major league level, but what if something were to happen to one of those men causing them to miss playing time. On the 40-man roster, there are only two outfielders not projected to make the active roster.
Another popular method of griping the ball is for pitchers to dig their fingernails in the seems of the baseball and making a flicking motion wit... ... middle of paper ... ...e appearance for the Mets. Dickey would have continued success with the Mets and in 2012, his best season of his career, R.A won the Cy Young award which is given to the best pitcher in the Major Leagues. The next season Dickey was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays who rewarded him for his great season last year signing him to a two year contract worth 25 million dollars (Schapp). The knuckleball will always be a pitch loved by the fans, a tool used by pitchers, and feared by hitters. The pitch has helped pitchers establish their careers and their wallets.
Now Major League baseball accepts any race or ethnicity. If Jackie Robertson would have never been signed by the Dodgers what would have happened? Half the hall of fame would be gone. This one man actually helped segregation not only in baseball but the United States as a whole (Baseball). With more people able to play and come to the ballpark fan growth skyrocketed.