Each time we went back to the park he would throw the ball a little harder. It was not long before I could catch almost anything he threw at me. My father also used his knowledge of the game to teach me to hit a baseball. Eventually, I was skilled enough to play any position on a baseball team. When I turned six years old I was old enough to play on a Little League team, and my father volunteered to be the coach.
It was not normal for a dark skinned man to play a major league sport. When he started he had to put of with racism and discrimination. But the comments didn’t stop him from becoming the amazing ball player he had become. Jack beat many records and he had an amazing batting average, .349 and a .985 fielding percentage. That amazing first year of playing baseball he had the opportunity to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
This left Ted with lots of free time. So he hung out at baseball diamonds and developed a batting stroke that would become legendary. After graduation from Herbert Hoover High School, Williams' talents got him a contract with a minor league baseball team in San Diego ("My Turn at Bat" 26). His progressed very quickly, and two years later, Williams was the starting left fielder for the Boston Red Sox. In the two decades which Ted Williams played he was a baseball icon.
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). Then Joe DiMaggio started playing in the major league which is the best of best. DiMaggio played for the New York Yankees which is last team he plays for in his life. During the peak of his Yankees career, DiMaggio hit safely in fifty-six consecutive games. DiMaggio’s streak went on for a while but it was stopped by two great fielding plays.
Miguel’s father, Miguel Sr., was a stud baseball prospect growing up, but was not able to complete his ultimate goal of becoming a pro baseball player. After playing baseball, Miguel’s father became a mechanic. If baseball did not work out for his son, he wanted Miguel to have the proper education to still be able to get a job. Miguel’s father stayed hard on his about his grades, and made sure that he graduated with his high school diploma. Miguel was regarded as a very talented pro prospect by the time he reached high school.
He can hit, hit with power at times, run, throw and there just isn’t a better fielder.” (Regalado 678). This assertion came after his astonishing career with the Pirates, wher... ... middle of paper ... ...jor leaguers of his generation and Latino history. While his statistics and on-field accomplishments earned him election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, equally awe-inspiring was his sense of professionalism and pride in his athleticism, his self-respecting view of his ethnicity, and his humanitarian efforts. Not only that, but it is also the motivation that he continues to instill into the younger generations that continues the great tradition of Latino baseball; and for that, Clemente is the perfect model of an athlete. Works Cited Maraniss, David.
It was the best feeling I had ever experienced from baseball. The energy was awesome after the comeback win, and you could tell that red didn’t know what happened. They had us down and out in the second to last inning, but they couldn’t hold on. As they announced our names to get the trophies, we could hardly stand still. As I waited, I was thinking, I will never forget how it felt to win my first championship.
If you wanted to say George Ruth had it made all his life, you could. He made a lot of money, had two great wives and two great children, played the game he loved, partied half his life, and broke all the standing baseball hitting records of his time. But I bet if you were able to ask him today if he felt he had it made, he would probably say no. He did many great things on the field, but you have to remember the only way he became a star was by losing something every child needs, his parents. George Ruth had it all and was every little boys idol, but it didn’t come easy.
Most children who have grown up in an American household have at one point in their lives looked up to sports figures as heroes. Whether it was your grandfather telling his stories of watching Babe Ruth become a legend, your father’s stories of Mickey Mantle and the legendary Yankee teams of the 1950’s and 1960’s, or your own memory of Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa chasing the home run record, the feeling of wholesomeness that baseball provides has always found its way into many people’s hearts. Steroids have tarnished these sacred memories, cast doubts in the minds of many on the legitimacy of records and statistics and finally affected the way younger players play the game. Baseball, America’s pastime, is embedded in the fabric of society. The players and teams have come and gone, but the thing that remains constant is baseball’s ability to unite people as well as families.
Jimmy Morris was the main character, a young man, about 30 years old with a wife, three children, and a career as a chemistry high school teacher and baseball coach. His high school baseball team was the inspiration to him helping to achieve his goal of wanting to be a major league baseball player. Lori Morris, Jimmy’s wife, Hunter was his only young son who adored his father, and two young daughters Jessica, and Jamie. Jimmy’s father who was a military man played a minor part in the movie but, was the reason for a major controversy in the main character’s life. The audience had a big part in the participative experience area.