“Charlie was a tremendous left-handed hitter who was also able to bunt, steal a hundred bases a year, and cover center field as well as anyone before him or since…he was like Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth and Tris Speaker rolled into one.” -Buck O’Neil; "If Satch and I were pitching on the same team, we 'd clinch the pennant by the fourth of July and go fishing until World Series time." -Dizzy Dean; “One Time he hit a line drive right past my ear. I turned around and saw the ball hit him sliding into second.” -Satchel Paige. And that was just the beginning. As you can so obviously see people like Dizzy Dean, Buck O’Neil, and Satchel Paige have said some pretty outstanding quotes, are they true?
Jackie Robison was born in Cairo, Georgia, on January 31, 1919. He was the youngest of five children, and was raised in poverty. He attended John Muir High School, where he was an excellent athlete and played four sports: football, track, football, and baseball. He was named the region 's Most Valuable Player in baseball in 1938. Jackie continued his education at the University of California where he was the university’s first student to succeed in four sports.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Sophomore second baseman Shaun Corso powered the West Virginia University baseball team to a 6-2 win over Radford on Tuesday at Monongalia County Ballpark. The Mountaineers (10-4) finished the home stand with a 3-1 record. Corso drove in a career-high four runs, including the game winner in the third inning. Freshmen shortstop Jimmy Galusky, designated hitter Marques Inman and catcher Ivan Vera all added two hits apiece Freshman Tanner Campbell threw six innings, surrendering one run on four hits. He stuck out career-best six batters and walked three.
“I was feeling both nerves and excitement.” Mr. Reed stated. “ The playing level was very high, playing the best in the state.” The Patriots rallied in the Championship game down 4-2 and put guys on base for Tim Nelson to hit the only home run of his high school career. Aaron Olson pitched 5 great innings to shut down Oconomowoc in the last 2 innings, winning the State Title
If people were to search the name Peter Edward Rose they will see that he’s an all-time leader of base-hits,singles, at-bats, and games played. Pete Rose is one of the greatest baseball players to ever set foot on the diamond. Sadly, he will never be in the Hall of Fame because of his foolish mistake in gambling with his love for the game. Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio as a child and being nicknamed ¨Charlie Hustle¨, must of made him feel the need to actually hustle people, even though the name had a completely different meaning. Beginning his journey to fame in 1963 when he made his professional debut as a Reds he knew he wanted to play hard every play in the game.
The last one at the end of his career he was the most honored first baseman in the league. But overall of his accomplishments playing baseball was the best he said. Other than being famous Jackie had accomplished one more thing other than being the first black player in the MLB. He was also the first black first baseman in the hall of fame. Jackie had his number retired to the Dodgers and to this day they still have number 42 on the wall of that stadium.
Have you ever wondered what it 's like to witness complete domination in sports? Look no further than Justin Verlander. The 6 time all-star has won a Cy Young, League MVP, Triple Crown, and has thrown two no-hitters in his current 13 year career. Justin Verlander is one of the most dominant and feared pitchers in all of baseball, but Justin is still searching for that one thing and that is a World Series championship. While he is all business on the mound his normal everyday life consists of fast cars, a smoking hot fiancée and luxury.
Quintanilla leads the SCAC and is fifth in the nation with 51 runs. Earlier this season, he broke the career record in a Gents uniform for triples (10). As a pitcher, Kirk turned in his second-straight season with nine wins, and with the victory earlier on Friday, sits third all by himself in the Gents career annals in wins (21). He also ranks second in the conference and 19th in the nation with 81 strikeouts this season. Leading the Second Team with two All-SCAC nods is junior Cole Lavergne as a first baseman and relief pitcher.
The first reason is he is a great infielder. He has won the gold glove award three times. He also has got 690 putouts(tagouts) in his entire career[baseball-reference.com]. According to ESPN.com he had 572 assists in his whole career. Also his batting record is phenomenal!
After winning the World Series, Ryan earned the name, “Ryan Express”. On December 10, 1971, Ryan was traded to the California Angels. Ryan lead the American League with 320 strikeouts. In 1973 Ryan pitched his first no-hitter. A year after that he pitched his second no-hitter.
Obviously, everybody knows Lou Gehrig was the famous baseball player for the New York Yankees. He had many achievements to showcase how good he was while playing for them. He made many records from batting and hitting homeruns beside his sidekick Babe Ruth. They both hit the most homeruns out of anybody in the league in the 1920’s. Although he also became famous for his name being associated with a disease known as ALS.
In order for Babe to be signed into the major leagues, he had to have a guardian sign off on it. Soon, Jack Dunn became Babe Ruth’s new guardian. Though Babe led the Boston Red Sox to three championships, it wasn’t until 1927 while playing for the Yankees where Babe hit a staggering 60 homeruns in a single season - a record that stood untouched for 34 years. Becoming famous didn’t happen overnight for Babe Ruth. It took him from the time he was born, to the time he hit 60 home runs, to become famous.
In the NL there are another half dozen candidates for MVP. Daniel Murphy is batting .397 and is leading the league in OPS and Offensive WAR and is second in total bases and doubles. His teammate, Bryce Harper is first in on base percentage and walks, and top ten in other major categories. Yoenis Cespedes is leading the league in Slugging, Home-Runs and RBIs and has accounted for more than 25% of his teams RBIS. Nolan Arenado is leading in runs scored, tied for the lead in Home-runs, and tied for second in RBIs.