Many argue the fact that Stan Musial is the all-time greatest Cardinal, but also one of the greats to ever play the game. “Only Musial had a man’s name. there was Mickey, Willie even Teddy Ballgame but only Musial became known as “The Man” or “Stan the Man,” he was always the mature one and the responsible one” (Hoffer). “Stan Musial was born on November 21, 1920 in Donora Pennsylvania to his parents Lukasz and Mary Musial” (Stewart). Stan, from an early age loved the game of baseball and like most young boys dreamed of becoming a professional one day. Growing up during the great depression would be hard for any young boy but it was especially hard for Musial because of his goal of being a baseball player. “Musial attended high school at Donora High School and excelled in basketball and baseball” (Stewart). Even with the Great Depression hitting the United States Stan Musial didn't let that stand in his way of pursuing his lifelong dream. “At the age of 16 Musial sign his first major league contract with the St. Louis cardinals” (Hoffer). At first Musial’s father, Lukasz, rejected the idea of going and p...
If you have ever met me, or know me, you would know that I love sports, and you would know my favorite sport of all time is baseball, and that my favorite sports team is Boston Red Sox. I am what you call a die-hard Red Sox fan; you can compare me as Red Sox fan to actor Jimmy Fallon’s character in the movie, Fever Pitch. My strong love for the Red Sox comes from my step-dad Phil. Phil has always been like a second father to me since he and my mom got together, back in early 2000s. Phil is always trying to teach and help me learn from my mistakes, and I have made my share of them. Nevertheless, I also cherish the moments I spend with him at Red Sox games. The experiences I have at Red Sox games are moments in my life, I will never forget, that I will always remember, One game in particular I most remember is my first Red Sox game at Fenway Park.
Heading into the Series of 1919, the White Sox were considered the best team of the 20th
In 1993, the Toronto Blue Jays went to the World Series as the American League Champion against the National League Champion the Atlanta Braves, the Series opened in Atlanta where Toronto lost their game one of the Series 3-1, faith was not lost as the Jays went on and win the next three games 5-4, 3-2, 2-1. By this time, the fans had real high faith, and even though the Braves dominated the fifth game 7-2, if the Blue Jays win one more the title is theirs, and so it was when the Jays won the sixth game 4-3 winning the 1992 World Series. Canadian Baseball had never been so successful before. When the 1993 season comes, the Blue Jays once again end up first place in their division with a 96-67 record and won all the playoffs games to advance to the World Series for a second time in a row against the National League Champions the Philadelphia Phillies. Th...
"He was like a hunter stalking a bear, a whale, or maybe the sight of a single fleeing star the way he went after that ball (Malamud, 162)." Since he is young, Roy Hobbs has great ability and amazing talent in baseball. However, just like a tragic hero in Greek myth, those ones who fight for their honor, but fail because of their hubris or the desire of being such immortal and an aspects of not accepting the truth and reality, Roy Hobbs' hubris, ambition and a desire for fame and his fortune really tell that he is a tragic hero.
The 1919 World Series occurred between the Cincinnati Reds, and the Chicago White Sox. During this eight game battle, the Reds beat the Sox five games to three in a best of nine game series. The World Series is typically a seven game series played between the best team in the American League, and the best team in the National League. In order for a team to get into the World Series, they must first win their division, then win in the playoffs. This was the first time the Reds won the World Series, unlike the Sox, who had won two prior to 1919. The 1919 World Series is believed by thousands of baseball fans to be fixed.
Flood was fully aware of the social relevance of his rebellion against the baseball establishment. Years later, he explained, "I guess you really have to understand who that person, who that Curt Flood was. I’m a child of the sixties, I’m a man of the sixties. During that period of time this country was coming apart at the seams. We were in Southeast Asia. Good men were dying for America and for the Constitution. In the southern part of the United States we were marching for civil rights and Dr. King had been assassinated, and we lost the Kennedys. And to think that merely because I was a professional baseball player, I could ignore what was going on outside the walls of Busch Stadium was truly hypocrisy and now I found that all of those rights that these great Americans were dying for, I didn’t have in my own profession."
The New York Yankees lost to St. Louis in the 1926 World Series and came out in 1927 for revenge. (Geisler, 1) The Yankees opened the season on April 12th with an 8-3 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics and they never looked back. (Frommer, 5) The Yankees never fell out of first place after that first day and finished 19 games ahead of Philadelphia who won 91 games respectively. (New York Yankees, 3) An astonishing feat for today's strategic baseball moves, the '27 Yankees went all year without a single roster move. (Geisler, 1) With a tremendous team built by owner, Jacob Ruppert and General Manager, Ed Barrow, the scene was set for a big year. Certainly meeting the New York standards with a record of 110 wins and 44 losses the Yankees had many indiv...
for the whole Yankee team as they got swept by the Giants. Even with this
The Black Sox scandal saw its share of winners and losers and guilty parties and innocent bystanders. Gamblers made their money, players risked their careers, and America lost faith in its national game. This case was not a simple case of right and wrong, though, as the motivations of those involved were understandable, if not predictable. The players in on the fix were victims in error as gamblers took advantage of them and their inability to understand the massive implications of their actions. Ultimately, no matter the significance of their involvement, the players paid the price, and those who had so loyally rooted them on did too.