Some people are great athletes; others are great humanitarians, but Roberto Clemente combined both characteristics in one, dynamic package. From his early years as a poor child in Puerto Rico to dizzying heights as a pro baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Clemente’s life is one of inspiration and admiration.
“I think I can do this, he told his father. With that, Mr. Jeter pointed to a section at the bottom of the contract that read, I Agree.”(Pg. 25)
Lebron Raymone James is the greatest basketball player of all time. He is the son of Gloria Marie James. Lebron received national attention as one of the top high school basketball players in the United States. He was born December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio. He was recruited by St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in 1998, and he joined their team and played in the 1999-2000 season. James had a passion for football and he loved the game, but his talents was better at basketball, so he gave up football and went even harder on the hardwood floor.
Jack was on his way to the first baseball practice of the season. Everybody knew that Jack was the best baseball player in the small town of Bosville, but over the summer a new baseball player moved into town, named Joe. Joe was supposed to be better than Jack. Joe was only 15 and he already had college scouts looking at him and trying to get him to play for the team they were scouting for. For the first time in Jack’s baseball career he is going to have to play good to keep his position at shortstop.
It was a cool fall night, and Joey was up at the pitcher’s mound, ready to face the most challenging team in the league, the Tigers. “Ok,” Joey thought,” I can do this.” Joey’s hands were shaking and his knees were weak. Joey got into his windup and threw the first pitch. It was a fastball right down the middle. The hitter from the other team smacked it down to second base and the second baseman threw him out. The next batter stepped up and he threw two fastballs and a change up to strike him out. Joey was confident he would end the first half of the inning pretty quick, but then he saw Conner. Conner bullied him at school because he had a weight problem. Every day when Joey got to school he was picked on. The thing that Joey hated the most
It was the middle of the season and I was hitting off a brand new pitching machine that my coach had just purchased. He dialed up the speed to 92 to see if any of us could hit off of it. It was in the indoor facility so I had just been wearing tennis shoes. I stepped in the box ready to hit and I was confident that I would be able to hit it. On the very first pitch I swung as hard as I could and the ball hit the bottom of my bat and went straight down to my foot. I immediately collapsed onto the ground and was in agonizing pain. This happens a lot to baseball players and it is one of the worst pains that you can experience playing the game. It’s happened to me many times before so I figured it would be just fine. I stood up and started walking and it hurt really bad to put pressure on it. I told my coach I was fine knowing that it was hurt pretty badly. I was hoping it was just a bruised bone. I went to the doctor to get an x-ray and the news was good! They told me that it was just a bruised bone so I continued to play despite the awful pain that my foot was in. I played for about 2 weeks fighting through the pain and didn’t preform how I wanted to because I was slow and couldn’t put a lot of pressure on my foot.
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I tried to catch it but I got distracted by the bat almost hitting me! My knee felt like It just got stabbed! I didn’t start crying right away because I was still in shock. A few seconds later I fell onto home plate. Everyone rushed over to me. I saw everyone huddled around me with worried looks on their faces. Everyone was asking if I was OK, but I didn’t answer because I was in so much pain. My coach had me walk to the dugout and poor water on my knee while he got me an icepack. I put the icepack on my knee but it felt like my knee was on fire! I called my dad to come pick me up. Once he came I tried to stand up and I could barely move my
-Leon Kuwata hates baseball. So much, in fact, that he has never attended a practice session in his life. He enrolled in Hope’s Peak as an excuse to quit. However, after attending Hope’s Peak for a short time, he realized that he enjoys the game aspect of baseball, and he hopes that his former coach will welcome him back to the team upon his escape.
Most of the time the effects of the injuries remain with them for decades. This has a huge impact on the minds of a child as they get fearful of their safety. They try to refrain from playing and tend to avoid the sports. I can very well relate to Jessica’s example because I faced a knee injury once and I haven’t been able to play to my full potential ever since. I agree with Jessica that at such a young age children should not be put through this much of tough environment in the name of tough love especially when it can affect them physically and
It was the second week of March on a Wednesday which is baseball practice day.
I was so close, just a few feet behind the irritatingly bright mop of red hair. My whole body was so pumped on adrenaline that I couldn’t even feel my legs. Only the consciousness that they were moving, fast. My arms reached out in front of me, itching to get ahold of the fluorescent green ball that I have set my sights on. Just as I was about to overtake Preston, I lost control of my footing and plop! Down I went, humiliated, as the ball sped away in the opposite direction, my victory along with it.
More now than ever athletes are being watched out for when there is trauma to the brain. After multiple cases of poor treatment to concussions parents and doctors are cracking down on letting concussions not be a big deal. As more studies advance, it is discovered that every case is different. The range is created by severity, past experience with trauma, and how the patient heals. Concussions in sports can range in severity, and how they affect each individual over time depending on times of impact.
In a game between Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees, an accident happened that involves one of the star players of Yankees. The baseball pitcher, Bryan Mitchell suffered a grade 3 Turf toe while running to cover his base. The injury is said to be very serious and requires surgery that will take him three months to recover.
When life knocks you down to your knees the choice is up to you to pick yourself up or surrender. More often than not people tend to give up when they don’t get their way. In my case, I could not be more grateful for not getting my way. I was diagnosed with rotator cuff tendinitis in my right shoulder. The doctors told me I would have to do physical therapy if I wanted to get back to pitching for softball. I didn’t know it at the time, but this one injury would change almost every aspect of my life. I went through months of physical therapy- working with exercise bands, shock wave therapy, and multiple treatments of dry needling to the shoulder. I had made a full recovery and was cleared to start pitching lessons again to get back out on the field. It took me six months to get back to where I was as a pitcher before the injury. It was frustrating and discouraging starting over, but I remained focused on the goal I had set for myself to get back out on the field. I had finally worked my way back to where I wanted to be, and was ready to pitch in a game. I remember the rush of joy I felt being back on the field doing what I love, however, that time was cut short. I had pitched all