In 1857 a convention of baseball clubs established the length of a game as nine innings instead of 21 runs. One year later the first organized league, the National Assoc... ... middle of paper ... ...Reviewed by Jim Benagh Bibliography: Alexander, Charles C., Our Game: An American Baseball History (1991) Angell, Roger, Once More around the Park (1991) Allen, Ethan N., Baseball Play and Strategy, 3d ed. (1983) Appel, Martin, and Goldblatt, Burt, Baseball's Best: The Hall of Fame Gallery, rev. ed.
The Kansas City Monarchs team was formed in 1920 and continued until 1950. For the first 11 years they were part of the Negro National League, winning four league pennants and one World Series championship. When the Great Depression hit, the league was falling apart and the Monarchs’ team owner, J. L. Wilkinson, got creative and changed the team into an exhibition club, from 1932-1936. That not only helped the team survive, but it actually increased their revenue and was very successful. Then, the Monarchs joined the Negro American League and stayed in that league until 1950 (when it shifted from major league to minor league after integration was done in Major League Baseball).
Baseball came of age in the 1920s when Babe Ruth who passed away in 1948 came into the spotlight and led the power house New York Yankees to several World Series titles. Ruth became a national hero because, his strength of his home runs. After that almost every team had great players. One person a lot of people had their eyes on was someone by the name of Jackie Robinson. The reason many people had their eyes on him was, because he was the first African-American player to play in the Major Leagues.
Branch Rickey had been around baseball all his life. He was a player, coach, manager, and team owner for over sixty years. Branch Rickey was nominated into baseball’s hall of fame and on his plaque it mentions his signing of Jackie Robinson. Branch Rickey chose Robinson because he knew he would be able to take all the abuse and keep his cool. Also, he knew Robinson was an outstanding ball player.
Through thick and thin, Milwaukeeans have supported their heroes and the heroes have given it right back; this is the story of Milwaukee and its main love, baseball. Eighteen years after the first game in Milwaukee, the Cream Citys joined the National League. On May 9, 1878, the Cream Citys beat Indianapolis by a score of 2-1. Sam Weaver tossed a no-no to get Milwaukee’s first win (Mishler 1). Managed by Jack Chapman, the team went 15-45 to finish 26 games back of the NL Champ Boston Red Caps.
(Smithsonian) Even though Branch Rickey was no longer with the Dodgers as he had moved on to the Pittsburgh Pirates, he was still great friends with Jackie Robinson and they wrote each other letters often. Their friendship was truly unbreakable. After leaving the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Rickey became the General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. While he was there he drafted another great future hall of famer, Roberto Clemente. He also added a few more things to help make baseball what it is today, including creating spring training facilities, batting cages, pitching machines, and being the first person to use statistical analysis in baseball.
DiMaggio’s streak went on for a while but it was stopped by two great fielding plays. Then DiMaggio began hitting safely the very next game which lasted for sixteen games. Du... ... middle of paper ... ...o broke many records while playing for the Yankees. He shares a major league record for having he most home runs, which was two, in a single inning of a game on June, 24, 1936, in the fifth inning. DiMaggio also shares a modern major league record for having the most triples, which was three in a single game on August, 27, 1938, during the first game of the Yankees’ season (Kindred 25).