Miguel had memories of watching the Marlins win the 1997 World Series, with other Latinos such as Livan Hernande... ... middle of paper ... ... on the city of Detroit. When Miguel came to Detroit to play with the Tigers, the city was going through a very tough time. He helped spread the joy of coming to the ballpark and watching a game. By coming to watch the Tigers play, he helped get the citizen’s minds off of their tough times. He contributed to bringing in money to fund programs for the city to get back on their feet.
It is difficult for one to approach this subject without a sense of heroism and romanticism of it’s rich history. One of my favorite parts of going to the ballpark is listening to the fascinating stories of old timers, the men who have loved the game since childhood. They remember Musial, Maris, and Mantle. They can tell you stories of hearing Hank Aaron hitting his record breaking home run on the radio, or watching Lou Gehrig as a young child. Many of the greatest baseball stories can be heard from these men, living encyclopedias if what the game once was, and it today.
Also with the introduction of radio, the average person could keep up with their favorite sports player from home. And for the first time ever, people were paying valuable money to go watch their favorite teams play and this started the new business with constructing stadiums and holding sporting events to make money and give jobs. There were many sports being played, or starting to become popular. Baseball at this time was the most popular sport being played or watched. Also football, mainly in the college level, was getting more popular in the northern states.
A baseball fan will have his bedroom walls plastered with posters and ornamented with caps and buttons. When they go to a game, the true baseball fans put on their team colors, grab their pennants, pin on their team buttons, and even bring along hand-lettered bed sheet signs proudly proclaiming "Go Dodgers" or "Braves are Number 1." At the game, these fans form a rooting section, constantly encouraging their favorite players and obediently echoing every cheer flashed on the electronic scoreboard. Baseball fans, in addition to behaving insanely, are also fascinated by baseball trivia. Every day they turn to the sports page and study last night's statistics.
He never played a bad game according to the fans; he always played at a high standard. He dominated the diamond with both his style, his power, and with his statistics. Ruth's 1927 sixty home run record in one season and his 714 home runs still remained until the 1960's. With his distinctive baseball style and his flashy lifestyle, Ruth was popular with not only true baseball fans, but non-fans as well. Ruth was a man that could represent the old style of baseball but could also follow the new style in which he ended his career.
Let’s take a closer look at the numbers. The Chicago Cubs lead the all-... ... middle of paper ... ...Holy Cow” to Jack Buck who painted the play by play and the ballpark experience through the radio bringing delight to all the listeners. The history is long and deep between these two clubs both sharing success and heartbreak along the way. As a fan for either team it’s been an enjoyable journey and with the exception of a Steve Bartman foul ball which in my opinion I don’t believe cost them the series the two teams have seen similar success throughout the regular season with the Cardinals holding a large advantage in World Series wins. Both enjoy great fan support as its almost a holiday like feeling when the teams meet up.
He had an excellent career with the Dodgers. Other Black men and Team Managers saw him have this success so they agreed on contracts. Soon swarms of African Americans were playing baseball. Many years later other races started playing baseball. Now Major League baseball accepts any race or ethnicity.
I have baby pictures in my baseball uniform and whenever a baseball game would be on TV, I would act like I was playing there with them. So at an early age I knew I wanted to play baseball. Luckily, my dad was also very big into baseball and helped me almost every day. Some of my best memories came when we would practice baseball in the front yard, or even go to the local (missing word) and take batting practice.
And with that hit it was one of many more to come in his long 20 year career. Ever since Derek was a minor he always thought about playing for the Yankees because that is all he ever wanted. In his third grade art class Derek painted a picture of himself wearing a pinstripe uniform that his art teacher kept for future references and then later gave back to Derek his final season with the Yanks. To continue, Lou Gehrig has been the Yankees all time hits leader until September 11th 2009 when Derek up to the plate. He hit a base hit, under the diving glove of the first baseman, against the Baltimore Orioles.