Clemente was famous for his spectacular defense and his never before seen rocket of an arm. In 1960, a red hot Clemente and the Pirates faced off against the New York Yankees in the World Series (Baseball Reference). The Pirates ended up winning the World Series and he was a major factor to the team’s victory, but as the team’s only Latin player, Clemente was overshadowed by the likes of Mickey Mantle and Bill Mazeroski, and did not receive recognition for his play on the field. (Mendelson). The 1960s marked Clemente’s prime, in which he was awarded nine All-Star game appearances and nine Gold Glove awards and in 1965, he was recognized with Major League Baseball’s highest honor, Most Valuable Player (Baseball Reference).
In a lot of games in 2015 they hit back to back home runs. It is really fun to watch when they both catch fire like that. The reason Mike Trout is the best Player in the MLB maybe the best player of all time, is because he has it all. He has the speed, the awareness, the modesty, the power to drive the ball, and the athleticness. That is what it takes to be the best... Just like Mike Trout.
For a young baseball player one of the highest goals to achieve is hitting a homerun -for me that was all I wanted. I already achieved most of what I wanted in baseball, and one of my proudest was a no-hitter, but it was no home run. When I first realized how bad I wanted this feat was one night after a practice where all we did was just hit. The majority of my teammates hit at least one homerun that practice, but me I hit the fence but never was able to send one over. The car ride home after the practice was horrible, I was a mess.
It was a rough ride to get the Most Valuable Player because he had to overcome obstacles of the color barrier. 1940 was when the MLB all change because that 's when the first African american came into the league, Jackie Robinson. Jackie was born on January 31st, 1914. When he came into the league everyone froze, they didn 't know what to do, Because they have never seen an African American again. Jackie hit 137 home runs, 4,887 at-bats, 3.1 batting average, 85 RBI, 29 stolen bases his MVP year and 125 runs scored.
Another big influence was the Yankees players. They came to his school to play chach (99). So holling got turned down by mickey mantle the baseball player. So then mrs.baker got 3 other players from the yankees to go to his school to play catch with him on a wednesday when everyone else went to church. Through all this he learned that not everyone is bad and there is good in some people.
“At the first bat of the game, I made an in the park home run. After rounding first, second, and third base I was approaching home plate and tripped. My natural instinct was to try to catch myself as I was falling, but it did not work out like I hoped it would. When I returned to my feet, I realized my thumb was just hanging there, and my whole hand was filling with a sharp thumping pain. As I was headed
I went to the locker room and saw most of my team there. I got ready for the game and we were wearing our throwback uniforms. Batting practice was in an hour. In the first inning, I hit the ball in the gap and got a double. When I got on base, I stole third with one out in the inning.
Ever since I was a toddler, I loved sports. Baseball, basketball, it did not matter; I just liked to run. When I was around 4 or 5, I was in the living room watching the Steelers play the Cardinals and saw Santonio Holmes grab a game winning touchdown to win the Superbowl. I was so excited that I jumped up in the air and I told my dad, “Daddy when I grow up I want to play football and I want to score a lot of touchdowns just like 10 does.” Fast forward to the Fall of 2014, and I am in my 3rd yr in football, and I was killing it. I was starting cornerback, andwe won a championship.
When I was seven years old I had decided to play to play softball. It seemed like a fun sport to play. My Uncle is the coach for the Lookouts baseball team , and he decided to help me learn how to play. He answers any questions that I have. One day, I was playing outside with my friends at school, and we were talking about sports.