This made me want to play softball, so I could be just like them. I wanted to play third base and pitcher because my mom played third base and my dad was the pitcher on their team. Once I started playing in a summer league I mainly played third base and sometimes shortstop, but I still really wanted to pitch. I was playing fast pitch, so it was a different style of a pitch than my dad did on his team. After about a year my pitching dreams came true and pitched a couple of innings in a game.
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.
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).
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,
At the beginning of spring training one of the players said “Look at Dunnie and his new babe.” The name stuck with him and from that point forward he was called Babe instead of George (Ruth’s). While playing with the Ravens he performed very well leading to him being sold to the Major League team the Boston RedSoxs. Even though Babe is known for his hitting back in the Majors, he started out as a pitcher. Babe won his major league debut in July of 1914. The only issue was that the Red Sox’s roster was full, so Ruth was moved to their Minor league team the Providence Grays.
“Softball has been noticed since 1887”. Ever since I was in t-ball, i’ve played ever since then because passionate about playing. I like softball because I get the time to play and bond with my teammates. My strong suits in softball are throwing and hitting because i can throw hard, and hit strong and it’s my passion to play major league softball. “softball is important in my life because i played ever since i was in Rag ball and t-ball “.
His daughter remembered how he would wake her up at dawn, cook breakfast for them and then head to the country club in Queens. In 1948, at the age of 53, he teed up and swung hard. He caught the ball between the screws and it flew high and true, only to land less than 100 yards away. The Babe stood on the tee and wept. A few months later, Grantland Rice wrote, “The greatest figure in the world of sport has ever known, has passed from the field.” “Game called on the account of darkness.
I knew going into the season that this would be a big year for me to try to win a championship with the friends I have had since I was very young. In baseball scoring runs is what you have to do to win games, in order to score runs you have to be able to get hits. This is what my team really counted on me to do, after coming off a season where I hit the ball great in high school. Well this is where the feeling of failure and frustration came in. We were five games into the season and we hadn 't won yet and I just went into a slump in hitting.
The baseball flies by me in a flash into the catcher 's mitt, and the umpire calls a ball on the pitch! Then something in my head says “run”, and without hesitation I sprint down the line to first base. Little did I know that my first baseball game would haunt me for years to come. It was the first game of Baseball season, and I was ready to represent my school on the field. It was the second inning and we were down by one, and it was my turn to bat.
I attended my first Astros game at the age of nine. The popcorn scented air paired with the roaring of fans drove me to fall in love with the game of baseball. I learned of the bases, pitches and catches in minutes and immediately planned my own life to follow baseball trail. For months I begged my mother to place me in a little league. She was reluctant at first and impossible to convince when told the price of little league fees.