Softball has always been very important to me family. My mom played in college and both of my parents played when I was growing up. My sister and I both started around the age of twelve and played all throughout high school. I decided to go a step further like my mom and play in college. 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.
They all share certain aspects of their game in common and because all of them went into the baseball’s history as the best. Some of the players have broken records that have remained unbroken for decades and seem like there are many years to come before it will be surpassed, players have also won countless awards and went to multiple All Star games in their career. The best players were able to lead their teams to victory when no one else was able to. They also played every part of the game with everything they had and played almost perfectly. However, beside from all this they have also left behind their legacy, which has inspired young baseball players all over the world.
He had also said “You’re the greatest competitor I ever saw”. (Denenburg 75). Jackie was voted one of the best players in the game. His two million votes was at the top of the 1949 All-Star team. He was named as the Most Valuable Player in the National League.
The players all wanting a taste of the winning check of a million dollars. The game was filled with wonderful plays from each team. The goalies making unbelievable saves with their stick, glove, and legs. The Pacific division came away with a
He was elected into the Major league Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot which is very impressive because not many people make it on the first ballot, not even today. Today the MLB honors Jackie Robinson by everybody in the league wearing the number 42 which was the number he wore when he played baseball. The league wears the number 42 on April 15th which is known as Jackie Robinson Day and if there is any teams that don't play on the 15th they will celebrate it on the 16th to honor it still. Every year they bring the Robinson family out on the Dodgers field to celebrate the special event. This year will be the 69th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson took the field for the first time breaking down the color
My dad popped in and said, ”that was a pretty hard hit of your arms like that.” I started to laugh. After the game ended I went out on the field and high-fived the other team’s hands. My team won 25 to 1, we were so excited we jumped on each other and screamed. My whole team and I all packed up and went to the pitching mound. My coach asked, ”Reagan, are you alright?” I told her, ’’Yes, it just made me stronger.” Everybody laughed along with me.
Clemente had collected a total of 3,000 hits in his career with the Pirates. This was a big factor that lead to him having won four National League batting titles. Along with his batting titles he also won 11 gold glove awards straight and was elected for the NL All-Star team 12 times. One of his biggest accomplishments was winning the MVP award in 1966. With what Clemente had accomplished with the Pirates, his career was very vital to him being a hall of fame baseball player.
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
“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. d. This will strengthen my paper by showing the end of Robinsons career and what he had to go through to become a “Hall of Famer”. e. These examples prove that Jackie did have a great career and going into the Hall of Fame proved that he was an amazing
She taught me that pitching wasn't something you can just do you have to work for it. I'm so very thankful for my coach to this very day for teaching me everything I know, without all of her help I wouldn't be the pitcher I am today. This past season was amazing! I struck out over 100 batters in 14 games which was very exciting to me, and also my batting percentage increased tremendously!! My love for the game had also increased so much throughout the hole season it was unreal.
Ronald Torreyes 24-year-old Venezuelan, who currently just concluded his first full season with Yankees. Standing at a height of only 5’10, Torreyes is the shortest player on the Yankees Roster. His stature does not although, hinder his playing ability as he has proven to be an impressive asset for the Yankees bench this season. To further understand Torreyes, we will need to further look into the man that I consider to be a great utility player for the Yanks. Torreyes discovered baseball during his childhood in Venezuela, he would later sign with the Cincinnati Reds as an international free agent when he at the young age of 17.
California to Maryland to North Dakota, even outside of those borders in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and even Mexico. Whenever Mr. Paige was between contracts, he earned money by participating in games against other professional players with talents as great as his. In one of those exhibitions that he participated in, he got hired to start a team called the “Satchel Paige All-Stars” and he got a chance to pitch to the New York Yankees Joe DiMaggio who called Paige “the best and fastest pitcher he’d ever had to
After only 1 year Hank had proven his abilities on the baseball field and in 1951 he quit school at the age of 18 to play for the Negro baseball leagues the Indianapolis Clowns. Hank Aaron led The Indianapolis Clowns to a world series the next year in 1952 and was drafted to the Milwaukee Braves far club. Again Hank did not disappoint and made his major league debut in 1954. He earned
In two days, the Chicago Cubs added two potentially important pieces to their bullpen at a very small cost. These relievers could help one of the weaker parts of the roster into a strength. And this could all be thanks to Theo and Jed, who decided to pick up a couple of guys most had never heard of. Jack Leathersich, a twenty five year old southpaw, was claimed off of waivers from the New York Mets on Thursday, November 19th. He had only made seventeen major league appearances before an ACL injury forced him into Tommy John Surgery last summer.
Billy williams - 1961-74, Hall of Fame in 1987: Williams ' clutch hitting and perfect batting stroke made him the most feared hitter in a Cubs lineup that also included Banks and Santo. Williams ' 1,117 consecutive games played is the second-most in National League history. The six-time All-Star hit 426 home runs and finished second in MVP voting in 1972. His influence continued after his playing career, as he has been the hitting coach and an advisor to the Cubs since his retirement. His statue on the corner of Waveland and Addison is a testament to his great career and