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).
From Hall of Fame greats to Negro League pitchers, this decade produced greats. The 1910’s also set up the 1920’s for amazing players too. There are many great players that played during this era; however, there can only be one great from 1910 to 1920. Many people know the main stars, but there are other great not as well known players from this era too. There are about eight players that totally overpowered all others in the game at this time.
Vitek was known for his contact hitting, Ranaudo his dominance on the mound, and Brentz for being a big time power hitter. In 2009 Brentz clipped 28 homeruns with 19 doubles and two triples for Middle Tennessee State over the course of 60 games while boasting a .465 batting average and a .541 OBP. His junior year, his numbers slipped a bit but still ma... ... middle of paper ... ...in OBP, it is tough to imagine they would break the trend to get more power in an already power-packed lineup. It will definitely be interesting to see though, and as his career progresses how much playing time he ends up receiving. 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.
Ruth’s play on the field was remarkable, hitting some of the most homeruns ever by player, and currently is second in all time homeruns. "The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball.“ Was said by Babe Ruth expressing his love for the game.
He ... ... middle of paper ... ...brought more fans than any other individual or team. When baseball got popular later on, more sports such as football and soccer also developed in the United States. In other words, Babe Ruth did not only just help baseball but helped also popularize other sports all around the world within his contributions. With the contributions that Babe Ruth brought to revolutionize baseball, help aided the United States, and help the survival of sports are reasons why he should be Time Person of the Year. He as an individual has brought and contributed a lot to this nation and to sports that no other person has ever done in history.
This man shows more character in my eyes than any other player in any sport. He overcame so much throughout his life, it is unbelievable. He broke the color barrier in the MLB, there is no way that was an easy task. Jackie Robinson paved the way for African-American athletes. Without him playing in Major League Baseball who knows how far along baseball would be.
He hit 600 home runs (5th most all time), won 10 gold gloves, and made 13 All Star Games. In almost 150 years baseball history, only the great Willie Mays can match Ken Griffey Jr. in these statistical categories. However, despite these extraordinary stats, Ken Griffey Jr. may be the ultimate “What Could Have Been” player. An incredibly promising career was derailed in the latter half by chronic injuries that robbed him of hundreds of games. If not for these injuries, Griffey was well on his way to becoming the Home Run King (Stark, 2010) and possibly the greatest player ever.
George Herman "Babe" Ruth George Herman "Babe" Ruth was an American icon or symbol just as Uncle Sam was; the Babe started it all. He was the best pitcher in his day and still remains the strongest slugger in the game. Ruth had power, strength, an appetite and a desire for the game that no other player would ever have. It was "Babe Ruth, a hero of prowess who had achieved greatness by the sheer extent of his extraordinary ability" that put a smile on all the youngsters faces. No matter where he was the fans would follow; the attendance was always the greatest in his presence.
The Life Of Babe Ruth Babe Ruth, born George Ruth, Jr., is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. Everybody knows how great a hitter Babe was and how he virtually invented the home run. Not everybody knows how great of a pitcher Babe was, even though he was one of the best left-handed pitchers of all time. Babe had a 92 and 44 record, 67.6%, and a 2.24 career earned- run average in 163 games pitched. Not many career .342 hitters that averaged a home run every 11.8 at bats can say that.
Introduction The New York Yankees are arguably the most storied and well-recognized sports organization in the world. “...they are perhaps the epitome of a large market baseball team (Emanuele, 2010). Not only do they have the most national championships in the history of North American sports, but they are valued as the highest sports franchise in the United States; being worth $2.3 billion according to Forbes.com. Their tremendous wealth, power, and influence is reflected by a fan base and awe that stretches world-wide. From the Bronx to South Korea, from Cuba to the Netherlands; the Yankee brand is known by just about everyone.