Black history is probably one of my favorite to learn about, so it is no surprise that I would take such joy and excitement of teaching it to children. I 've done this fun, crafty, and educational activity with my three and four-year old at one daycare that I taught at and they absolutely loved it. I 'm very much a history buff as well as a sports fanatic (thanks to my Dad) and I choose the great Jackie Robinson who was essentially the first African-American man to break the color line in major league baseball (MLB) in 1947. Mr. Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers as a second-base man and was placed in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, which was well-deserved. Fun Fact: He was first signed by a white man named Branch Rickey.
When we got the email it said that I had made the STL Fire black team but, because they didn 't have enough players for the STL Fire fall ball team so I could play fall ball with them if I wanted to. Of course I said yes. A week or two later I found out that my friend Ethan had tried out for the 11U team (I played 12U). The 11U coaches told him that he was good enough to try out for the STL Fire black 12U team. He made it!
One of my first birthday gifts was a little foam bat and ball. My Dad would toss it to me in the living room and try to teach his one-to-two-year-old child to hit. But I wasn’t really put into the game till I was four years old. Baseball has impacted my life more than anything I have lived through. I believe baseball is more than a sport; it is a teacher.
John Lopez born at Granada hills in Los Angeles California in November, 1999. As john was growing up in Granada hills was rotting itself with violence. Therefore, John parents decide to move to Sylmar, because Sylmar climate was also considered a healthy new place. Later, John’s younger brother was born in Sylmar. However, he was the oldest out all of his siblings and was interested in watching baseball.
Jeter was called up from the triple-a affiliate after that injury making him the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees. Jeter’s Major league debut was on May 29, 1995 in a game against the Seattle Mariners. After this season the world knew Derek Jeter was going to be one of “the greats”. The year after his MLB debut he batted an amazing .314 with 10 home runs. With Jeter leading the Yankees they went on to win the World Series against the Atlanta Braves.
A lot of schools have that one sport that gets favoritism over all other sports and they get more money to provide for better lockers and gear to wear. Well, lacrosse started at my school around twelve years ago while baseball has been there since the school’s founding. To say the least lacrosse wasn’t getting fairly treated by the administration because they had no winning record and no long standing tradition of winning like our baseball team does. We used footballs old jerseys and helmets and bought all of our own equipment other than that; while baseball got new uniforms, gloves, and bats all provided for by the school. Baseball would finish their practices before us and come into the locker room, we were forced to share with them, and track red clay everywhere and there were even cases of
It was the beginning of Spring 2015 and I was in 4th grade. Baseball season was right around the corner and I was shopping for gear. My baseball team, the Alameda All-Stars, was put together by me and my twin brother, Austin, when we asked our friends if they wanted to play with us. At practice coach sent us to warm up our arms and run around the field, then take positions for grounders from an assistant coach. Coach told me to play 2nd base and I wasn 't use to that position because all my life I have mostly played 1st base.
From an early age baseball has played a major role in my life. My love for the game started around age six while playing T-ball in our local association. From then on I was hooked; playing every summer form then until my freshmen year of high school. Until my plans were changed. My freshen year was a very hectic time.
We just won our first game in the playoffs and were two games away from winning the district championship. We were up against McGavock High school, Coach Stuart warned us they are a strong team with a high bowling average. We chanted "Go Royals!" and began practice before the game. Unlike the others on my team, Andrew and David, I
I’ll never forget the time my baseball team won state because it made me realize that even though we are a very trivial town, we can still do very immense things. When the pools were released for the tournament we saw that we were the smallest team in our pool by far. It consisted of Apple Valley, Owatonna, and Prior Lake. We had to win two of those games to make it to bracket play. My team and I arrived on a Friday evening on which was a beautiful evening to play baseball.