Joe DiMaggio came to a ripe old age of 85 when he died on March 8, 1999, in Hollywood, Florida. Joe DiMaggio during his baseball career was nicknamed “Joltin’ Joe” and the “Yankee Clipper” by his fellow teammates (“Joe DiMaggio”). DiMaggio’s baseball career started at the young age of ten years old. DiMaggio and his teammates won the Boys Club League Championships. DiMaggio helped the team by hitting two homeruns, which lead the team to victory.
Babe Ruth During the roaring twenties, there were many outstanding baseball players. One of the best outstanding baseball players of all times was Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth was born on February 6, 1895, on the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland. He was the son of a saloonkeeper, George Herman Ruth, Sr. At age seven he was placed in the St. Mary’s Industrial School for boys because his parents couldn’t control him anymore. After twelve years of basically being locked up he was released in 1914 so that he could play professional baseball.
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. On August 16, 1948, at 8:01 PM, not only did the greatest baseball player of all time, but a great person, die in the form of George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Jr.
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.
Jackie progressed throughout the season and he became the rookie of the year with 12 home runs, 29 steals, and a .297 batting average. Jackie got voted as the National League’s most valuable player. After that Jackie won the batting title (Jackie Robinson , 2011). Jackie is a legend when it comes to... ... middle of paper ... ...’t let that bother his game. Jackie strived to do better when he heard those comments.
He hit a respectable .288 for the season and attracted the attention of major league scouts. In February of 1954, Clemente signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers and reported for duty to their top minor league team, the Montreal Royals. The man who signed Clemente, scout Al Campanis, had pleaded with Dodger management to place him on the major league roster right away. Otherwise, Roberto might be lost to another major league team after only one season. The Dodgers would come to regret their decision.
In 1934, The New York Yankees discovered the young prospect. The Yankees would trade three Yankee players to get Joe in a Yankee, pinstripe uniform(referencebaseball.com). A famous teammate of his when he was trade to New York, was Lou Gehrig (nationalbaseballhalloffame.com). His Major League debut was May third, 1936(baseballreference.com). When he became part of the Yankee line up, he had already started making an impact.
That year he compiled a 9-2 record and was drafted by the New York Mets. He chose not to sign with the Mets and instead continued his college career at the University of Texas. There he again showed signs of brilliance. In two seasons at Texas he compiled a 25-7 record, was a two-time All-American, and led his team to a College World Series title. Again, Major League Baseball came calling and this time Clemens would answer.
Walter Johnson was born in 1887 in a small town called Humboldt,Ks. As a teenager his interests turned from working on a farm to baseball; as he soon found out, he had a natural calling for pitching. As he went to high school he became one of the nations best pitchers and it was just a matter of time before he would be drafted for the majors. He was drafted by the Washington Senators in 1907 for $9. His first year wasn't so good but in his second year he earned the name 'the big train' with an amazing won loss record.
His autobiography, I had a Hammer, was published in 1990. In 1999, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of breaking Babe Ruth’s record, Major League announced the Hank Aaron Award, given to the best overall hitter in each league. I picked Hank Aaron because I want to be a baseball player just like him. I think he should be the President of baseball because, all of his special achievements. He was a very nice and skillful person and he will be remembered through all of baseball and will be remembered as one of the greatest baseball players ever in the history of baseball.