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. I enjoy playing the positions I play, and the sport itself. My favorite part of baseball is playing on defense. Defense is a fun time for me because it gets challenging. I like to play aggressively, attacking the ball and playing my best.
With baseball season around the corner. I thought I would write a post or two on making a fun positive and engaging season for everyone- the little leaguer, parents, coaches, siblings. It’s a bitter sweet time of year. We love baseball we enjoy watching our kids and their teammates playing and having fun. But Let’s face it sometimes we dread the season to begin.
Soon baseball became known as “Americas Past-Time”. Lou Gehrig was one of the players that made this sport the way it is now because of his amazing skills at first base. Lou overcame childhood challenges, became one of the greatest players to ever play the game, and shed a light on a terrible disease are all examples on how Lou Gehrig is a true sports hero. Lou Gehrig was born on June 19th 1903, in Manhattan New York. According to Biography.com Lou was the only
You can play softball just about anywhere. If someone is at a cookout and very bored, then you could get a glove and a ball and pass. Throwing the ball is one of the most important motions you do in softball, so it’s good to practice every chance you get. Softball can help you get stronger and it can build up endurance by running. It’s a sport with a great history, so your parents and grandparents and so on, could have played softball or baseball.
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.
According to Biography.com “Jackie was named Rookie of the Year in 1947, National League MVP in 1949 and a World Series champ in 1955.” (biography 1) In 1947, Jackie made history when his stratum with the Brooklyn Dodgers ended racial segregation in Major League Baseball. “Robinson also became a vocal champion for African-American athletes, civil rights, and other social and political causes. In July 1949, he testified on discrimination before the House Un-American Activities Committee.” (biography 2) Jackie proved to many that it does not matter the color of your skin but how well you play the game. It was Jackie’s love, hard work, and enthusiasm that allowed him to excel in Organized Baseball. He did not let the hate of others and hurtful comments obstruct his view of winning and being the best he can be.
Baseball is in my blood. My great uncles and my dad played baseball through all of their young years so I am expected to be an athlete like them. Baseball is more than that to me, I actually love it. From fielding to hitting and losing or winning. It is how I express myself, because I can’t sing or draw.
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.
Baseball is considered by many to be America’s favorite pastime. Softball in many aspects is similar to baseball but in reality it is harder to play. This can be shown in all aspects of the game from hitting to pitching to fielding to catching. One major aspect where the difference is obvious is hitting. It has been scientifically proven that a 95 mph fastball generates 2411 lbs of force as it crosses the plate and a softball thrown at 65mph generates even more according to youtube.com.