Some people are great athletes; others are great humanitarians, but Roberto Clemente combined both characteristics in one, dynamic package. From his early years as a poor child in Puerto Rico to dizzying heights as a pro baseball player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Clemente’s life is one of inspiration and admiration.
Clemente gave back to the less fortunate children and families of his community by managing the Puerto Rican Amateur World Series team in 1972 and fulfilling his life-long dream of holding free baseball clinics to Puerto Rican children. Clemente impacted his community so positively and permanently, and his influence is still seen today in the stadium named after him in Puerto Rico. He provided a role model for these kids whom he had impacted and changed their lives forever. Also, Clemente was very humble about his acts of charity, keeping the public and media oblivious to many of his deeds. Ramiro Martinez, a Puerto Rican sportscaster once said of Clemente that, “he did not take photographers or cameramen, nor did he tell anyone.
He was born on August 18th, 1934 in Puerto Rico and died on his way bring supplies to a island that they needed after an earthquake he died on December 31, 1972. I will tell you about how he was brave first off. He was brave enough to move from his home in Puerto Rico to play baseball. He was also brave for being the first Latino baseball player which would cause a lot of people to make fun of or hate him. He was brave enough to go to the minor league for
Extreme baseball fans see Roberto Clemente as an amazing baseball player. In his first season with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1955, He had a .255 with five homers and 47 RBI 'S. However Clemente was not only a great baseball player, but he was an amazing person with a lot of compassion for his fellow people. I would like to be like Roberto Clemente in the fact of because I would like to be able to actually make a difference in the world and help others who are not so fortunately. I would like to be like Roberto Clemente because he truly was one of the only baseball players who aside from their career,actually cared about people who make normal wage.
Baseball to Jackie Robinson was gateway to freedom, he was inspired by his older brother to pursue a career for what he had a talent and a love for athletics and Baseball. Jackie was arrested and court-martialed for refusing to give up his seat and move to the back of a segregated bus, but because of his reputation he received an honorable discharge. His courage and moral objection to segregation were precursors to the impact Robinson would have in major league baseball. Jackie Robinson broke the ‘’color barrier’’ by becoming the first African American to play Major League Baseball and inspired young black men to follow in his path and follow their dreams. Not only did he break the color barrier but he changed the society of America itself.
Throughout the course of his life and baseball career, he overcame many obstacles, unthinkable to others, and went on to not only gain the respect of blacks and whites; he went on to become one of the greatest and most admired baseball players of all time. In an interview after a game, Branch Rickey was quoted saying “He’s the indispensable man that can carry a team by himself.” Jackie will be remembered for generations to come as a role model to
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.)
Ever since he was little he was involved in many sports but his favorite one was baseball. “I have memories. I remember standing alone at first base-the only black man on the field. I had to fight hard against my loneliness, abuse, and the knowledge that any mistake I made would be magnified because I was the only black man out there.” (Robison 287).
The Roaring 20’s brought many great changes to America. New technology, economic boom, and cultural change strived. George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr., an American baseball player, was one of eight children born to a saloon keeper. He was taught at St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys, where his love and passion for the game, began. Little did anyone know, soon, America would be home to the legend of baseball.
He first started pitching for the Mets on their AAA team in Virginia. In 1966 he was called up to play two games with the Mets. During his short first bit of his MLB career he was the youngest player in the MLB. That same year he was drafted by the military. In 1967 he sustained an elbow injury pitching.
A significant argument brought up by Mr. Klein is that although the MLB is incorporated in Dominican baseball, Dominican ball players have surfaced on all kinds of professional stages serving as an indication that maybe it’s the work ethic and character traits of these ball players that has allowed them to reach the success that they have. In doing so, Klein gives a voice to the unheard individuals that have done everything in their power to provide for their families through Dominican-U.S. product chain.
As Jackie Robinson once said “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives”. There is no doubt that Jackie Robinson has been one of most impactful baseball players to ever play the sport. For reasons such as pushing himself to reach his goals, facing many hardships, and being the first African American to play in the MLB, he has shown perseverance and been a role model to everyone. The first reason how Jackie Robinson has impacted society is how he worked hard to reach his goals.
During Evans’ presentation he discussed how baseball impacted his life. He emphasizes that being culturally diverse is something that must be learned and it does not come naturally to human beings. Throughout the presentation, Evans’ embraces the fundamental skills of baseball, as they can be connected to lessons of life. Evans’ also relates every base to important qualities to one’s self and one’s team, representing that without a powerful
Zachary Mirza Mrs. Scherer English 227 10 December 2015 Mickey Mantle Mickey Mantle, also known as “The Mick”, was a very successful baseball player. Some of his greatest accomplishments include: four home run championship titles, a Triple Crown batting average award, and three Most-Valuable-Player (MVP) awards. However, Mickey Mantle’s humble beginnings and influential family lead him to a successful career in baseball . Mickey Mantle was born on October 20, 1931 in Spavinaw, Oklahoma to Lovell and Elven “Mutt” Mantle. Mutt was a famous baseball player himself.