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).
Hugh Fullerton, a modern student of baseball at the time, spoke of his thoughts of baseball: Baseball to my way of thinking, is the greatest single force working for Americanization. No other game appeals so much to the foreign born youngsters and nothing, not even the schools, teaches the American spirit so quickly, or inculcates the idea of sportsmanship or fair play as thoroughly. No matter where Babe Ruth was, be it on the diamond or of the diamond, the fans respected him, forgetting his flashy ways and brash behaviour. Ruth helped socialize and bring tog... ... middle of paper ... ...two months before he died in June 1948, but they were visits strictly to watch the game. Ruth never lost his touch with the fans.
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.
Not all American legends live a wonderful life. For example, there was Babe Ruth. In the early years of the 1900's, the baseball life of 'The Great Bambino' had begun. The legend of Babe Ruth, born George Ruth, Jr., is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player. For instance, everybody knows how great a hitter Babe was, and virtually invented the homerun.
With his great pitching, powerful bat, and winning personality, he was quickly on his way to greatness, overshadowing players like Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner. After a controversy revealed that the Chicago White Sox conspired to throw the 1919 World Series, the sport of baseball was in need of a hero. The scandal had shaken the public’s faith in the game. However, in 1919, while still a part-time pitcher for the Red Sox, Ruth made his home-run assault on the record books. His 25th home run that year shattered the modern major league record held by the now forgotten Gabby Kraveth.
He is not only one of the first African American baseball player in the world. He is one of the best baseball players to ever play. Overall Jackie is a very good, courageous person and for all we know if Jackie never played there could still be discrimination against African Americans in baseball. Jackie Robinson is known as one of the best because of his courage and outstanding work that he did in the world counting in the league and outside of the league.
He is arguable the best hitter ever in the history of the game. Rose was not a player who tried to abuse the league. He was a player who played to win, who cared for his team, and who always played his hardest. Rose also holds the record for most games played, a stat which displays his devotion to the game. Even if he did not need to play, or did not want to play, he still showed up and gave it his all.
However, Roy is only in the game to make a name for himself and to break records. He would rather build a reputation as the greatest player in the game than win games for his team. In the introduction to the novel, written by Kevin Baker, he is described as: “Greedy, ruthless, and preoccupied with making the money he believes his talent entitles him to make” (Baker, xii). Roy Hobbs is a prime example of a man whose pride and self confidence eventually lead to his downfall. Roy Hobbs is a very self confident baseball player who is so sure of his abilities that he almost gives up a chance of playing in the majors.
Lou Gehrig was later nicknamed the "iron horse" for his aggressive play and record setting career. "Gehrig set a record for playing 2,130 consecutive games before being broken by Cal Ripken Jr in 1995." (Baseball historian). He holds the record for most grand slams in a career which is 23. In 1926 he led the league with 20 triples.