b. Hall of fame is a rare award to get and Jackie Robinson won that award i. “He knew that being selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame in a player’s first year of eligibility was a rare honor” ii. To be selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame is rare and to be “inducted his first year” was even more rare. c. There was another player that made it also. i. “Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller made into the Hall of Fame the first year (also)” ii. These two men made into the Hall of Fame the first year they played and even though Feller had more votes they both got in.
He put in the work and became good at whatever he did. He changed the game of baseball with his talents and set records that still stand to this day. Lou overcame childhood challenges, became one of the greatest players to ever play the game, and shed a light on a terrible disease are all examples on how Lou Gehrig is a true sports
As long as people follow the rules this is what happens, no matter that the players are nice people and don’t intend to be greedy and selfish” (58). Throughout the game Team 1 got greedy and bought as many places as he could buy, while the rest of us
Roberto Clemente Baseball Player All-star, hall of famer, and major league baseball player are three attributes that describe Roberto Clemente. Many people know the Roberto Clemente was a baseball player, but he was so much more. As a well known baseball player, Roberto Clemente inspired Americans that they shouldn’t judge baseball players by the color of their skin. He left a lasting legacy as one of the best right fielders in major league baseball. The origin of Roberto’s early life of baseball started when he watched a baseball game for the very first time.
In this book, Jackie realizes how important it was to become inducted, “He knew that being selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame in a player’s first year of eligibility was a rare honor”. To be selected for the baseball hall of fame is rare and to be “inducted his first year” was even more rare. There was a player that got inducted with him, Bob Feller. Bob Feller “(The) Cleveland Indians pitcher … (who) made it into the Hall of Fame the first year (also)” had more votes but still, Jackie got in. These examples prove that Jackie did have a great career and going into the Hall of Fame proved that he was an amazing player.
In 42 Jackie Robinson isn't a superhero but for most people he was a hero. Jackie was the first black to play baseball in the majors. In 42 he went on to win the pennant even after all the adversity he faced. He was the Martin Luther King of baseball; he broke the color barrier. The plot of 42 shows how times were hard ,but people had to keep moving forward.
No difference in the lifestyle, no difference in anything. To Maycomb Tom Robinson was just another black negro, guilty or innocent, it didn’t matter. Tom Robinson is extremely voiceless during the whole novel, including the mob after him, his trial, and being killed. Tom Robinson was just one of the many voiceless characters in “To Kill A
I was playing well, the team was winning, and it felt as if we knew whom the starters were. I was playing a strong first base, and hitting with a respectable average. I knew that there was a returner that I would have to compete with, but I had been playing much better baseball. I was hitting one hundred points higher in batting average, and hadn’t made an error all year. It’s all about district play in high school, and the opener was getting
He wasn’t only responsible for possibly the greatest baseball era this world has ever seen, he is responsible for paving a way for new African Americans to join the league. Barry Bonds, a former African American player, said he wouldn’t have had even the slightest bit of courage if it weren’t for Jackie Robinson’s amazing legacy. Jackie even showed his sense of courage to people off the field. Becoming a great roll model to kids around the world,”Little kids loved me so I gave them something to watch.” (Jackie Robinson Interviewed.)
“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” This quote by Jackie Robinson accurately describes the style in which he lived his life, not only as a baseball player but as a person also. This man used his talents in order to bring about change that would forever revolutionize baseball and sports in general. Jackie Robinson was one of the most influential social and racial leaders of his time.
Among his most famous sayings are “Baseball is ninety percent mental, and the other half is physical,” “The future ain’t what is used to be,” “I never said most of the things I said” (in reference to the press’s frequent exaggerations of his comments) and “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” which has become an inseparable part of the lexicon of baseball and, indeed, of sports in
Baseball loved Jeter, especially how he played. Even if the Yankees lost, Jeter would win at something. Baseball wanted Jeter to play forever no matter what happened. Baseball gave him money, fans, and more friends to try and get him to stay. Eventually Jeter was getting old and got hurt.
For the fans, the juiced era was exhilarating, but for the game of baseball it was horrifically dark. This era tarnished the name of the great game that was one time formed around the honesty and character of it’s players. Steroid users harmed not only their own careers and chances of joining the brotherhood of the HOF, but the careers and chances of numerous other players who strived to obtain their own ticket to join the prestigious group. The juiced era was ten years of broken records and padded stats. Names like Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa,and Mark McGwire, went from HOF bound to disgraces to the name of baseball.
The players on the Charles Comiskey's 1919 Chicago White Sox team were a fractious lot. The club was divided into two "gangs" of players, each with practically nothing to say to the other. Together they formed the best team in baseball, perhaps one of the best teams that ever played the game, yet they--like all ball players of the time--were paid a fraction of what they were worth. The White Sox owner paid two of his greatest stars, outfielder "Shoeless" Joe Jackson and third baseman Buck Weaver, only $6000 a year. Comiskey's decision to save expenses by reducing the number of times uniforms were laundered gave rise to the original meaning of "The Black Sox."
It was a beautiful day for the beautiful game of baseball to be played in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, Chicago: breezy, sunny, but not a scorching hot, sweat-bead kind of day. Merely six miles south of Wrigley Field, we boarded the CTA purple line el train, along with clusters and clusters of Chicago Cubs fans also getting on each and every rail car from who knows where. But, let me tell you, I was in awe; I have never been with so many true fans who knew, not only baseball, but knew the Cubs! “Who’s ready for the Cubs to crush the Astros!”