“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.
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.
As a child, I have played a variety of sports including softball, volleyball, and basketball, although softball has always been my main sport. I used live in Bolingbrook and was about 10 years old, when I was playing for the Inhouse 10U Bolingbrook Panthers softball team. My father was the coach for our team, so which meant I’d practice a lot with him. I would practice extra after school, focusing on my main positions on the field, which were pitching and third base, I would also practice batting. My father had always motivated me to become better in sports and school, he also prepared me for college by training me.
This reminds me of the time I decided to play baseball. Later, in the future I learned that it had an immensely colossal part of why I play baseball. If it wasn 't for my dad buying me that glove I would have never played baseball. Now, baseball denotes everything to me I perpetuate to learn how it avails me through life and how it 's kindred to life itself. The edifications I have learned from baseball availed me through
Screaming my name and cheering me on. “I can do this!” I thought to myself. “I realized it was going to happen, I was going get to at least third with that hit but I wanted to run home. The coach was on the third base line waiting for me, giving me signals for me to keep going. He did not want me to slack off on the base running and get caught in the path of a fielder.
1.How did Jackie Robinson change the way Americans viewed African Americans playing baseball? Jackie Robinson ended the 60 years, of not having African Americans in the major league. When he ran out for the first time in 1947, he was made fun of but as the year went on he won the the Rookie of the Year Award. As he started to keep playing and playing good more and more Dodger fans started to like but not many other people liked him. Jackie came from the Negro League and people didn't like that because the Major Leagues were segregated.
In my explanation, I discussed that he was testing his brother one last time, to see if he can trust him to play legitimately. You don’t let someone beat you a few times, just to score a win. At least from your brother anyway. If you can only win by cheating, someday you will be shot. Everything will catch up to you, and I think Booth knew this.
If there is one thing I hate it has to be losing. With that thought pumping threw my brain, it drove me to train harder than I have ever before. Every day and night I did, 1000 push-ups for more power. After my morning push-ups, I would go outside to a fence post with a tire tied around it and practice my bat speed and batting footwork. Sometimes when my dad comes home on time I can go to the batting cages ,and work on my soon to be perfect swing.
People who know me have often called me eccentric. Although one might think this description is not a compliment, to me, “eccentric” is a word that reflects perfectly on my passion for baseball. Through baseball, I have made many friends in all gender, ages, and backgrounds. My passion for baseball has also opened up doors to new learning opportunities. I worked as a three-weeks summer intern at Sports Marketing Laboratory Inc.
Thankfully that was not my situation. When I turned four I was introduced to baseball, the sport I now love. Being on the field opened my eyes to the fact that my father was not present. Every volunteer coach was a dad. "Good job son” or "That’s my boy" would be yelled from the dugout to my teammates but never told to me personally.
The first pitch crack of the ball off the bat a triple. The next 3 kids hit doubles. The first Batter was up to the plate. He had hit the ball right to our third basemen,but he fielded it too quick and bobbled it.The batter had made it to first base. It was something we could not have.
After a spring invitation to training camp, it was confirmed that Torreyes had made the Major League roster for the 2016 season. During his rookie tenure in the Yanks, Torreyes played 6 positions and started 47 games. During the season, Torreyes surprising talent made fans notice how great a player he can be. His defensive talent including his ability to get on base thrusted him into the conversation of bring a viable option for third base. Torreyes concluded the 2016 season with a BA of .258 and a fielding percentage above .900.
Misjudged On a hot sunny day at the baseball field I was trying out for the carolina lining and the coach that was their did not believe that i could play good baseball but when we started practicing it looked as if I was the best player on the team and the coach was looking at my dad and was nodding well I figured that he wanted me on the team but even after that I still put one hundred percent on the field every time I put my foot on a baseball field and that is why i 'm still playing of the carolina lining. So don’t ever give up even if you don’t think you are doing good trust me it will work out for you.