If you ask a baseball fan to name a player that really stood out to them, there is a good chance they would name one player. That player is Derek Jeter. Derek Jeter was a very popular baseball player throughout his career (1992-2014). Being an all-star shortstop for the New York Yankees he had a pretty eventful career. Derek Jeter was a special man in many baseball fan’s hearts, he was one of the best to play the game, he has a very interesting early life, professional career, and personal life.
There were a lot of very popular baseball players at the time that Mcgwire played and he was definitely one of them. “My favorite player of all time that was not on the Cardinals would have to be between Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders. I would say I like them because I admired their talent of being able to play both sports on the pro level. That definitely blew me away as a kid, that a person can be that talented, and it still amazes me to this day”(Jesse). Deion Sanders played in both the NFL and the MLB.
Jackie Robinson In my opinion I think a hero is a person that changes lives forever. My hero is Jackie Robinson because he is the first African American baseball player, first African American to win NL MVP, and the first African American to have his number retired. The first reason I think Jackie Robinson is a hero because he was the first African American to play baseball. For example, if he would have not played there's kids out there that wouldn’t be able to play baseball that are great at it. Also he was great a person to so white people are gonna look at African Americans different because he was nice gentlemen.
He played under some of the best catchers in MLB history including, Ivan Rodriguez, Jorge Posada, Jose Molina, Russell Martin, and Brian McCann. This is one reason he is such a great success now that he has a starting position. In an example form the article Francisco mentioned how Jorge was one of the hardest working on the team. Seeing Posada practice so hard drove Cervelli to practice his framing even more in his later seasons. No one excepted Cervelli to have such a big impact on the team.
Third, his stats, they are amazing he had 714 home runs!, he also had 2873 hit and 2213 RBI’s. Babes stats are amazing they are one of the best set of stats in the history of baseball. All in all Babe Ruth is for sure one of the best players in baseball history. Another one of my all time favorite players is Derek Jeter, AKA the captain.First, his batting average, it is not as good as babe ruths but it is still above normal. His batting average is
Throughout the years Jackie received lots of criticism, but he took that criticism and used it to his advantage, “He answered critics by staying involved, by taking action”(Williams Juan 6). Jackie took grief from everybody from the day he stepped on the field, but he never got down on
Have you ever wondered about the greatness of many teams? Have you ever understood the struggle and adversity the Oakland Athletics have faced or the fame and fortune of the Los Angeles Dodgers? Both of these teams have great histories and have some definite differences. The start and the position has helped one team and hurt the other. Both teams can be compared together and contrasted apart.
The Swinging Friar should probably be in the Mascot Hall of Fame because he has an amazing and catchy design that makes him a jolly and funny character, he has an amazing impact on the sport of baseball, and is active in the San Diego community. People may think that the Swinging Friar doesn’t have that big of an impact on the sport as the Padres have only gone to the playoffs 8 times since 1958. However, he is featured on a logo of the Padres and has been vital for the team’s success since he debuted in 1958 and he also cheers on all of the Padres games. This has greatly helped San Diego in many ways as he has pumped some of the greatest fans in the world through the Padres’ losing seasons. He has also impacted upcoming stars in the minor
Biography paragraph about Josh Donaldson Josh Donaldson is former Chicago cubs in 2007 and he was traded in 2010 for Oakland Athletics. He plays 3rd baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays, and is former rookie of the year and golden Glover and also 3x All Star . Josh Donaldson is one of the best 3rd baseman in the MLB history. He is always on top of the game and almost never makes errors. He is also a very good batter he can hit the baseball right out of the park if he had the perfect pitch.
Zachary Mirza Mrs. Scherer English 227 10 December 2015 Mickey Mantle Mickey Mantle, also known as “The Mick”, was a very successful baseball player. Some of his greatest accomplishments include: four home run championship titles, a Triple Crown batting average award, and three Most-Valuable-Player (MVP) awards. However, Mickey Mantle’s humble beginnings and influential family lead him to a successful career in baseball . Mickey Mantle was born on October 20, 1931 in Spavinaw, Oklahoma to Lovell and Elven “Mutt” Mantle. Mutt was a famous baseball player himself.