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.
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.
Joe Wholey Ms. Parent Freshman English - Blue Day Block 2 20 October 2017 Summer Reading Essay The novel Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits by David Ortiz, shows that David Ortiz relied on friends, family, and teammates to help him get through hard times. David Ortiz is a man from the Dominican that came to America to play baseball. David Ortiz is now a three-time Red Sox World Series Champion with the Boston Red Sox. Love and friendship as it is shown in Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits, is when David talks about the bond between all Dominicans in the game of baseball. The message of love and friendship between teammates is shown in many ways from the perspective of David Ortiz within the quote: “In major-league baseball, especially, there is a kinship among Dominican Players.
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.
I agree with Mike Matheny that if you want to be a good baseball player, you need good sportsmanship. To show this is true, consider the body paragraphs of characteristics of a good sport, and being a good baseball player. Kids that become baseball players should have a lot of sportsmanship. Sportsmanship helps with making good friends. It also helps with showing people that you are kind to one another.
I chose the speech “Farewell to Baseball Address” by Lou Gehrig, and I loved it. The speakers goal was to inform. To inform the audience that he loved playing baseball, so he was not going to have self pity. The primary message was that he was honored to be able to play baseball. Gehrig gave this speech to inform the crowd about his leaving the game.
Imagine that one of the greatest baseball players ever had to retire due to a life threatening condition, later to be named after him. That was what happened to the legendary Lou Gehrig. Lou Gehrig was a renowned baseball player for the New York Yankees in the early 1920’s. The “Iron Horse” as he was known, was forced to retire at a young age due to a life threatening disease called ALS and often known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Gehrig was a slugger and was loved by fans for not only for his ability to hit the ball out of the park, but also for his social influence in baseball.
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.
“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
My Special Object By: Ben Cook Every night and morning it see and read my poster. Its looks like a little kid is on the side of a baseball field with his baseball glove and bat, it has old fashion coloring. My thoughts on this poster is inspirational because it is an inspiring quote. It says the expert in anything was once a beginner. It makes me work hard a everything is do.
Baseball was a gateway of escape for immigrants. While they were spending 60 hours a week working they could always count on baseball, even if they didn 't have a real ball and bat. The immigrants saw their own people succeeding and working hard, and it gave them hope that one day they could also succeed in something they loved, they saved up the money they made to go and watch the Pirates play and become a part of the growth American Baseball. Most commonly the immigrants were the most valuable players and a beacon for the rest of the team. In order for America to agree to take in immigrants, they are expected to follow our rules.
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.