I believed that I worked hard; giving multiple hours a day to the game I love. I would train hard, and never skip any workouts that could make me a better ballplayer. Playing baseball is everything to me, and I was a better than average player. It started with a coach that wasn’t legitimate; he wasn’t there to live up to his full potential. He was there to coach his son and keep the nagging parents happy.
I asked him what I need to do to get better. His response was simple but set the tone for my new mindset for the rest of my baseball career. He told me that all I had to do to get better at baseball was “work hard”. With this new thought in my head I went to practice with one goal in my head, to “work hard”. 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.
Baseball and sports in general give the people who play it a niche in life. Right now baseball is my niche and that I need to keep playing at all cost. It won’t come until baseball has opened up new doors of opportunity then I will leave the ball player lifestyle. It has given me and many more a reason to strive for greatness and succeed. I don’t think I have the grades I do now if baseball wasn’t here.
He wasn’t only responsible for possibly the greatest baseball era this world has ever seen, he is responsible for paving a way for new African Americans to join the league. Barry Bonds, a former African American player, said he wouldn’t have had even the slightest bit of courage if it weren’t for Jackie Robinson’s amazing legacy. Jackie even showed his sense of courage to people off the field. Becoming a great roll model to kids around the world,”Little kids loved me so I gave them something to watch.” (Jackie Robinson Interviewed.) Through all of Jackie’s problems with not only other teams, even on his own team.
I have switched to many different leagues including all-stars and recreational. When I started baseball, I was in recreational leagues, later I ended up with a travel and an all- star team. These changes later ended up enabling me to play in many state tournaments, including the “Cal-Ripken Experience” tournament. Since I was at these tournaments, teams started to notice me, and I started to try out for more national teams, included the “Ohio Bombers,” which has won many championships around the world. Each one of these changes throughout my career has made not only a better player, but it taught me more about the sport Throughout my life, baseball has been my favorite sport to play.
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.
Jackie’s career consisted of many obstacles and barriers that he had to jump over, through his childhood times, his come up being a MLB player, and finally his time of becoming a hall of famer. With Jackie being persistent with his choice of sport, only known as a white sport overall, trying to make his way to the MLB created a huge stir in the game of baseball. This biography “Jackie Robinson: A Biography” by Mary Kay Linge is my best source because it gives insight about Jackie’s path through adolescence, gives issues and struggles he went through, and lastly it gives some information on how he accomplished his goal of not only being a MLB star but a hall of famer. Linge, in her biography points out insight about Jackie’s young times by telling
Its all started with Tee Ball. Tee Ball is like the “rip off ” version of baseball, which you learn to play when you get older. I fell in Love with the sport. I fell In love with the concept of being able to hit a ball full force as hard as you wanted, there was just something about it I loved with all my heart and still do to this very day. I first played Tee Ball, like I said before, then moved up levels as my age got older.
“Find your passion and make it happen” - Irene Cara “This one is an easy strikeout bud!” my dad would say. “Ball four! Batter take your walk” the umpire called out. After the game my dad would give me his motivational speech, telling me how much he looks up to me for finding love in the game he loved as a kid. Hoping to cheer me up from a bad inning but it wasn’t just a bad inning; I just didn’t like baseball.
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
Baseball loved Jeter, especially how he played. Even if the Yankees lost, Jeter would win at something. Baseball wanted Jeter to play forever no matter what happened. Baseball gave him money, fans, and more friends to try and get him to stay. Eventually Jeter was getting old and got hurt.