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).
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.
Though he would become most well-known for baseball, he also developed a wide reputation for basketball, football, and track at the University of California, in L.A, while he was there between 1939-1941 (Jackie Robinson). Jackie Robinson was an amazing athlete. “In 1949 he won the National League batting crown, hitting .342, and was named the NL’s most valuable player (Jackie Robinson).” Jackie was also the first black to ever be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1962(Jackie Robinson). During Jackie’s first year, he scored a total of 125 runs and had the most stolen bases in the National League—29 (Damio, Christy). Because of that he was named Rookie of the Year.
Roger Clemens is arguably one of the greatest pitchers ever in Major League Baseball history. Clemens has built an astounding and exciting career filled with impressive statistics that may rarely be duplicated. His career extends from the early 1980’s into the new millennium, and continues today. During this stretch, nicknamed “The Rocket”, he won more Cy Young awards, seven, than any other pitcher in MLB history. The Cy Young award is given annually to the League’s best pitcher.
Ended with a lifetime batting average of .342 Is the all-time leader in home run percentages (1/8.5 AB), walks (2056), and slugging (.690). Is 2nd all-time in home runs (714), runs, and RBIs Quote from The Babe "The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime." - Babe Ruth Did You Know? Babe Ruth is credited with the invention of the modern baseball bat.
Famous Baseball Players The Roaring Twenties of this country was a time when the entire sports world blew up into the major worldwide business that it is now. Baseball was one sport that really profited from the country’s sporting obsession, and baseball became one of the most popular sporting events to attend. Not only was it a game played by adults but, it was also a family event that entire families could go to. By the beginning of the decade baseball had its first $100,000 deal when George Herman Ruth was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000. The game became more than a game, it became a business.
The MLB has thirty teams, the All-Star game is played between the AL and... ... middle of paper ... ...l has over-gone many changes, many new rules, and many surprises. Baseball is Americas past time, some of the greatest players played in the past of baseball. Baseball is still known today as Americas game. Todays baseball is going through the troubles of performance enhancing drugs, this is causing many players to be suspended, ending in not enough players for each team. Baseball today has surprised many people with the changes and how great the players are.
Joe DiMaggio Joe DiMaggio was one of the best baseball players of all time. He set many records, including the longest wining streak in Major League Baseball history, it lasted 56 games. He came to America as the son of poor Italian immigrants, but grew up to be an American Icon. Joseph Paul DiMaggio was born on November 25, 1914. His parents were Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio and Rosalie DiMaggio.
In 1926 he led the league with 20 triples. He was the first American Leaguer to hit four home runs in a game. In 1927, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth and the rest of the New York Yankees won the World Series. Gehrig was named American League MVP twice in 1927 and 1936. Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth dominated the baseball scene.
To recap, Bryce Brentz is a very strong guy who has the potential to hit some serious homeruns and get some assists in the outfield. Although his plate discipline could use some work, he is proving that he is almost ready for the big leagues and should be there at some point this year. The Boston Red Sox do have a lot of outfield depth in the Majors, but some of those players will be gone after this season. With this being said, a spot could potentially open up and if Bryce Brentz does as well as he should, there is no doubt that he will be a Major League player for the Boston Red Sox. Follow me Twitter @CLNS_Tom and thanks for reading.