The quote, “ Everyday is a new opportunity. You can either build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That is the way life is, with a new game everyday, and that is the way baseball is.” - Bob Feller. That quote has irony on how to be successful, likewise that baseball has helped me become successful. Baseball has taught me many things about life such as how to have a good work ethic, how to accept failure and success, and has helped teach me to keep going when times get tough. Those are a few ways that baseball has helped me be successful. Work Ethic will take a person a long ways. It has made me successful when it comes to my personal job. Hard work speaks louder than words, and when I can have a good work ethic people notice that such as coaches, teachers, and bosses. The hard work has helped me achieve being a soon to be 4 year starter, and the opportunity to play baseball in college. Accepting failure …show more content…
When times get tough and adversity is thrown at you like a curveball all you can do is stay positive and know to never give up. Unfortunately I have had to deal with a couple scenarios where I have been faced with adversity. I have had to overcome my parents being divorced, and a family member who has overcame a drug addiction. That was one of the hardest things I was ever faced with going through middle school, but knowing that there will always be a tomorrow and to not give up on someone has had a positive impact in the end. It has brought my family closer than we have ever been. At the end of school ball I was faced with some adversity to overcome, by the feeling of letting my teammates, and coaches down after punching the dugout. I had to face the adversity of a broken hand filled with guilt, and embarrassment. Baseball has always taught me to keep pushing through rough patches of life and always have faith, and stay
When I was younger I always wanted to play basektball, but my mother thought other wise, she wanted me to play soccer. " Dawit come on you're gonna be late to you soccer game" she yells. My mother always knew I hated playing soccer, but because my father played it she forced it on to me. My defintion of soccer is run around for 30 minutes straight, take a break, run around again, and after 1 hour someone makes a goal. "DAWIT!"
While playing for a fall league team, a coach from a travel team took notice in me, and he asked me to join his team. Little did I know, my acceptance of the offer shaped who I am now by giving me all kinds of character traits such as teamwork and responsibility. Another memorable event was my first home run. I remember that day as if it were yesterday, and my first home run will always be one of my happiest memories. When I spend time at
My journey through tough hope has affected me in many ways like this one. When I didn 't make the baseball team I really wanted to make. I was really upset and mad with myself for not making the team. I didn 't practice hard enough to make the team.
Harper’s first full year without injury came last year where the 23 year-old played in 153 games. The league found out fast that if you give the emerging superstar a full year, you can take the “emerging” part out of the equation and just call him a superstar. His 2015 season read like this; .330 avg, .460 OBP, .649 SLG, 42 HRs, 99 RBI and 38 doubles.
Baseball was in my blood. Some of my earliest memories include batting cages with my Dad, sliding into home plate and throwing my first curve ball. By eight years old, I was playing ball year-round on travel teams and loving every minute of it. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that this was my sport, and I would play it in high school and possibly beyond. But, during the summer of 2010, the unthinkable happened.
For the last eight years, softball has shaped my life and taught me many things about leadership, sportsmanship, and how to work as a team. Softball has always made me happy, it’s not just the sport that makes me happy, but it’s the place that I get to go and the people that I get to play it with. Every time I’m on the field or in the cages I feel the most content. The softball field and cages are my sanctuary.
As a baseball player failure is a natural part of my life. The best hitters in history failed a staggering 65 percent of the time and at times their rate of failure was much higher. Every player experiences a period where they seem to fail in every attempt they take; some have long periods of failure, while others have short periods of failure. I recently experienced a long stretch where it felt like nonstop failure on my part while playing baseball. It started first as not being able to get a hit, then progressed to striking out in almost every at bat.
For most of my childhood, the sport of baseball was the one activity I loved above anything else. Nothing could compare to the exhilarating freedom and satisfaction of bolting full speed around the bases, determined to steal 2nd, beating the "Throwdown" by a fraction of a second. The massive dust cloud kicked up by my cleats and the thunderous boom of the umpire shouting, "Safe!" made me feel empowered. It was in moments like those, when I was in control of my own fate, choosing whether to stay or to run, whether to play it safe or to risk failure, that I learned one of the most important lessons of my life.
As I grew older, I came to the realization that sports were not just a game, they with life lessons. Without sports, I would not have been in the same place I am today. They have taught me the importance of teamwork, attitude, and perseverance. In almost every sport, a team is a family and with them you are nothing. You learn to rely on the person
Overall from this experience I did learn something and take something from this experience. It showed me how much love I have for the game of baseball and how much I cherish it. The pain of sitting out all those games made me realize that. I don 't need to be doing all these extra little things like basketball camps or whatever. Possibly risking injury and having to recover and miss time from the sport I 've played my
It is the bottom of the seventh inning. The opposing team is up by one run with 2 outs. We have runners in scoring position, and I am up to bat. No one thinks much of this small, scrawny kid who strikes out every time she is up to bat. The pitcher starts her windup and lets the ball go.
Think Big Leagues When I play baseball with my friends I have lots of fun, but imagine what it would be like to play on a professional team. My parents dream for me is to be successful and happy, but I have had an interest in baseball since I was four years old. I remember waking up ready to go play a tournament in the fresh summer air. When I watch the games on T.V, Mike Trout always stood out to me.
I underestimated myself and talent but I knew that I can only last on talent for so long because I didn’t work and grind hard enough. This is where Derek Jeter’s quote came into my life and I started believing in it. Jeter stated, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” This quote now has taken over my life because for the past year I have worked so hard to get to the point where I am
My sports experiences was great due to me playing varsity football all my four years in high school. I played football because it’s a passion for me, and I understand the game so much. Football, to me, was a dream to play at the next level or even to coach the game; at the next level. Since I wasn’t able to compete at the next level. I began to work on different material to help me coach the game at the level.
A personal story of me fighting through adversity was during my high school football career. Throughout most of my career, I struggled to have success on both a personal and team level. When looking at my career, it was composed into three segments, my freshman year, my sophomore and junior, and finally my senior year. I started my highschool career during my freshman year where I played on the freshman team. Our school was just moved into a new conference and we were now one of the smallest in terms of number of students.