After about a year my pitching dreams came true and pitched a couple of innings in a game. After that happened I realized that I didn’t want to just play third base and pitcher in order to play more in games. My coach had asked me if I wanted to learn how to be a catcher because my team only had one and she wasn’t going to be able to play next year due to her age. I agreed to try it and I instantly liked it because I felt in charge and in control of the ball. I finished playing summer softball as the main catcher for every
For many many years I was always seen as the player the team called on to pull the team out of a rut. To make things a bit more complicated my high school coach had been my coach my entire softball career. He knew how I thought, how i played, and really molded me into the player I am today. I soon graduated from my little league summer softball to the competitive nature of highschool ball. As a freshman I knew I was going to be overlooked.
We were five games into the season and we hadn 't won yet and I just went into a slump in hitting. All players do this in one point in their career but at the time, the reason my team was losing was because we just couldn 't find a way to score runs. This really brought out shock and many confused teammates of mine because I was the one to lead them and provide offense and for these first five games I was not. So after that fifth game we had a span of three days off where there was no practices or games, just a time of rest for the team. These were the most important
Though I practiced with professional dedication, I received amateur results. My arm never developed into the fine-tuned throwing machine that the other children had; and hours spent in the batting cages amounted to a pair of clammy palms, unable to properly grip a bat. My teammates took notice of every mistake and openly voiced their criticisms. It was evident that my skills would never win over their respects and I was desperate of finding an alternative means of doing so. I thought I had found my opportunity when introduced to a game these boys described as wall ball.
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
Throughout the years, she developed a strong love and passion for the sport. At the age of eight, Finch begun to learn how to pitch. Later in life she would become famous for her pitching skills. By the age of nine, she became so skillful in her pitching and softball in general, that she had made a 10U travel team. A few years later as a twelve year old, she made a team called California Cruisers which was a 12U travel team (Finch and Killion, 2011).
Then when the ball was about to be released from the pitcher 's hand. The lighting sirens started to “Scream”. Our game was delayed for two hours. After waiting for what seemed a lifetime, it was dark, and had to switch fields because the one we were at had no field lights. It was already 9:30 at night, and everyone was exhausted from just sitting around.
This place has been my home for years. I play softball because of the love I have for the game, and because of the feeling that takes my breath away every time I step onto the field. The softball field at Glendale Community College is now my new home for the next two years. Hearing your name being called and lining up alongside the first base line with your teammates before the game makes you feel worthy and excited to play such an amazing sport. As we gather in a tight circle just before we rush to our positions,
Seeing his success (and his popularity that followed), young players who debuted in the 1920s such as Lou Gehrig and Mel Ott followed Ruth's example, and the home run has been a significant part of baseball since. America's pastime has been enjoyed from generation to generation, passed from father to son, and beloved by all. Since the color barrier being broken, millions of immagrants flooded the
Red Patterson had said about Jackie, “ He was competitive in every way, as a crusader for blacks and as a ballplayer.” ( Lincoln Library 82 ). By putting up impressive stats in his first year in the MLB he showed that African Americans could do what a white man could do or even better. He had such an impressive career that he had the Rookie of the Year award named the Jackie Robinson Award ( Baseball - Almanac ). Before entering the big stage of baseball Robinson played on the Minor League affiliate team for the Dodgers before signing. In his 10 year career he compiled .311 average in hitting and 197 stolen bases ( Pietrusza 42 ).