Through all of Jackie’s problems with not only other teams, even on his own team. He always remembered how his mom would tell him, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” (Jackie robinson Interviewed.) Letting none of these remarks get to him, he gave the courage to many more African American ball players to face their fears and go for what they love
In Lou Gehrig's "Farewell to Baseball Address," his main goal is to make the claim that is "the luckiest man on the face of the earth" by using multiple techniques. The fist technique that Lou Gehrig uses is repitition of key phrases. As he is orally speaking to many insprired fans, he repeatedly uses the phrase, "Sure I am lucky." This phrase shows us how he had many people playing as jey roles in his life to make him feel lucky. One of them are his parents who Lou Gehrig says "When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body -- it’s a blessing."
I loved that the speaker did not want to make a putty speech about him retiring from playing baseball. Instead he told his story about being lucky. Be great fun for knowing so many great people and players. Thankful he got to suit up so many times to play he game of baseball. When reading about Gehrig before reading his speech, I found out that he retired because of a disease that was crippling and is now named after him.
Throughout my life, I have faced adversity everywhere I go, no matter what I do. So when people tell me that they have had a rough day, my favorite thing to tell them is, “Remember that adversity builds a man.” This philosophy has carried me a long way, and most importantly has allowed me to grow into the individual I am today. One of my biggest personal accomplishments, which was being able to play college baseball, was spurred on because an upperclassman told me I would never be good enough to play high school varsity ball. I proceeded by taking that player’s starting job the next year. Even though sports taught me many things, it was academics that I truly excelled in.
These quotes shaped the way I thought about both baseball and life in general. I never gave up and continued to work my way out of my slump. As Babe Ruth once said, “[I] never let the fear of striking out keep [me] from playing the game.” I realized that everyone makes mistakes and can’t be perfect. This doesn’t just apply to baseball, but can apply to our everyday lives when it comes to relationships or even schoolwork. Odysseus was mentally struggling when he was on Circe’s island.
When playing at the Citadel, that is all Pat deals with. At the start of his senior year, he had very little chance of playing, but he never quit and he worked his way back into a starting role. He states, "I had fought my way back from despair and self-loathing, from a coach who screamed, 'Don't shoot!' every time I touched the ball" (Conroy 326). Through it all, Pat remained unconquerable.
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.
My coach and parents both agreed nothing was wrong with me mechanically, but rather I was having mental problems that I needed to address. It has always been preached to me that baseball is a mental game and the only way to be successful is to be mentally strong. Their observation marked a turning point in my thinking. No longer did I focus on trying too hard to succeed, but rather focused on reinstating trust and confidence in myself and that was easier said than
Even though I didn’t play varsity, I still super supportive and excited we made it that far. They fought to the very last point and they were very upset that they lost. This year we lost those 6 seniors that played and they were very good. Even though we lost those seniors, we still have very talented upper classmen. One of my teammates said, “Talent never graduates.” I can tell she wants to win as bad as I
Thankfully that was not my situation. When I turned four I was introduced to baseball, the sport I now love. Being on the field opened my eyes to the fact that my father was not present. Every volunteer coach was a dad. "Good job son” or "That’s my boy" would be yelled from the dugout to my teammates but never told to me personally.
Misjudged On a hot sunny day at the baseball field I was trying out for the carolina lining and the coach that was their did not believe that i could play good baseball but when we started practicing it looked as if I was the best player on the team and the coach was looking at my dad and was nodding well I figured that he wanted me on the team but even after that I still put one hundred percent on the field every time I put my foot on a baseball field and that is why i 'm still playing of the carolina lining. So don’t ever give up even if you don’t think you are doing good trust me it will work out for you.
However, as I grew older and know-it-all dads began coaching their sons, the same faces who welcomed me, turned their backs. Countless times, I was told to switch to softball. “Baseball isn’t for girls!” one sexist father said to me. No amount of persuasion or bullying could make me leave the sport I loved. Being only 5’3, 135 pounds, I knew I would never be as strong as the boys, who gain strength naturally.