I’ve learned many things about softball, but one that has stuck out to me and that also applies to life is that it can be fun. However, sometimes things happen and people have got to just keep pushing through it. My third year of softball my team was very proficient, strong, and confident. When it came time to go to our first tournament, we were unquestionably excited. We knew we were going to do excellent because our team was undefeated, and with our confidence, we could do anything we wanted.
At times during those that first month of practice, I started to lose sight of this new vision my dad had given me, but was refreshed fully when I started to notice changes in my baseball skills. I started to pick up the pace more and more everyday. This was not due to natural ability or god given talent, it was due to the fact that I showed up to practice everyday and gave it my all. The term “ hard work” was given new value in my
I was so excited to meet all kinds of new people and play the game we all love, but I never thought it would be as challenging as it has been for me this year. Softball is a big part of my life and who I am, but should I have to be as dedicated as my coaches make me be? I am a freshmen at American River this year I am attending school and playing softball. When I decided to play softball I new it was going to be a lot of time and hard work. But what I did not realize was all of the things I was going to give up.
For many many years I was always seen as the player the team called on to pull the team out of a rut. To make things a bit more complicated my high school coach had been my coach my entire softball career. He knew how I thought, how i played, and really molded me into the player I am today. I soon graduated from my little league summer softball to the competitive nature of highschool ball. As a freshman I knew I was going to be overlooked.
In the workshop, “What baseball taught me about diversity,” Antonio D. Evans explained the way diversity connects to every aspect of playing baseball. His experiences throughout his baseball career taught him how to be culturally diverse and how society can become culturally diverse. He mentions that he played on teams with people who didn’t think like him, act like him or look like him, but he accepted them as a human being. Evans’ also states that baseball is a good teacher of life and you can be bad seventy percent of the time and still be one of the best. During Evans’ presentation he discussed how baseball impacted his life.
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.
After about a year my pitching dreams came true and pitched a couple of innings in a game. After that happened I realized that I didn’t want to just play third base and pitcher in order to play more in games. My coach had asked me if I wanted to learn how to be a catcher because my team only had one and she wasn’t going to be able to play next year due to her age. I agreed to try it and I instantly liked it because I felt in charge and in control of the ball. I finished playing summer softball as the main catcher for every
I was with my friend from basketball so I wasn’t nervous to throw to him. After about 10 minutes of throwing we transitioned into fielding. We first took ground balls from shortstop. As I fielded the ball I got my hand right into place to zip it to first base. As I shifted the ball into my hands I shifted my feet into position and gunned it towards my coach.
At the beginning of spring training one of the players said “Look at Dunnie and his new babe.” The name stuck with him and from that point forward he was called Babe instead of George (Ruth’s). While playing with the Ravens he performed very well leading to him being sold to the Major League team the Boston RedSoxs. Even though Babe is known for his hitting back in the Majors, he started out as a pitcher. Babe won his major league debut in July of 1914. The only issue was that the Red Sox’s roster was full, so Ruth was moved to their Minor league team the Providence Grays.
“To be great is to be misunderstood” This part of the story gets to me the most because of the way he said it. I think of this like when I was in Fertile baseball. We had many great players on our team, but when we had to move up to high school baseball it was like none of the coaches gave a thought about you. Mr. Jerome could’ve said you were great, but he didn’t mean it; if weren’t from Forest City you didn’t start no matter how good you were. I have many words I would like to say to him, like having a great team if he would’ve just tried you out once.