Did you know of a great baseball player, that was also, a wonderful man that helped african-americans fight racial violence? During his years of playing baseball, Hank Aaron received many death threats on his way to break Babe Ruth’s homerun record. Also, the many people he impacted and helped them get away from racial violence. From helping these people Hank received many awards. Hank Aaron, a great baseball player, but more importantly a great civil rights activist, that helped many african-americans get away from racial violence.
Finally I believe Tyson is Sagittarius because he is loving, insensitive, and open-minded. Tyson is very loving towards Percy. He describes Percy as the most important person in his life. He is so caring to towards Percy that he has risked his life several times to save Percy. When tyson saved Percy during the dodgeball game against the evil cyclops Percy said “Tyson gave his life more than once to save Percy and many others.” P19 He is also insensitive.
In an era filled with war, racial divides and tensions, two men signify the true meaning of human compassion. Written by Robert P. Parker, the book Double Play creates a vivid picture on the troubles of segregation and the breaking of the color barrier in baseball. The book provides insight on the reality of famous baseball player Jackie Robinson and his fictional bodyguard Joseph Burke. Joseph Burke is a war veteran marine who is hired by Branch Rickey, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, to be Robinson’s bodyguard as he entered major league baseball as the first African American. Double Play is a phenomenal book that describes the difficult lives of two men who weren’t consumed by the ideals of racism throughout the rest of society.
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.
Imagine that one of the greatest baseball players ever had to retire due to a life threatening condition, later to be named after him. That was what happened to the legendary Lou Gehrig. Lou Gehrig was a renowned baseball player for the New York Yankees in the early 1920’s. The “Iron Horse” as he was known, was forced to retire at a young age due to a life threatening disease called ALS and often known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Gehrig was a slugger and was loved by fans for not only for his ability to hit the ball out of the park, but also for his social influence in baseball.
Holden Caulfield, in the novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, is an ideal transcendental hero. Though the question here is to what extent is Holden a transcendental hero. Holden’s way of being can be hard to understand, he has those “soft” moments where he seeks for his sister for comfort, or his red hunting hat, but most of all, a baseball glove that belonged to his younger brother, Allie who passed away. Other time, it’s the complete opposite, he goes for cigarettes, or alcohol.
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."
Lou Gehrig once said, “I love to win; but I love to lose almost as much. I love the thrill of victory, and I also love the challenge of defeat.” Lou gehrig was not a speech giver, he was a top class athlete that was not afraid of defeat. He used defeat to his advantage instead of mourning over it. He was not a speech giver or speech writer but he was almost as good at it as he was good at baseball. The speech he delivered to a sold out Yankees Stadium full of fans for his farewell was one of the best short speeches ever given in my opinion.
1.How did Jackie Robinson change the way Americans viewed African Americans playing baseball? Jackie Robinson ended the 60 years, of not having African Americans in the major league. When he ran out for the first time in 1947, he was made fun of but as the year went on he won the the Rookie of the Year Award. As he started to keep playing and playing good more and more Dodger fans started to like but not many other people liked him. Jackie came from the Negro League and people didn't like that because the Major Leagues were segregated.
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.
The third base coach was furious he was in the umpire’s face saying that he just wanted the game to end so he call the kid out. The play itself wasn’t the really cool part, it was that our team had pulled together and beat the team that had knocked us out of the tournament before in extra innings on a lucky hit. None of us knew it yet, but this was going to be a great year. We were almost like
Outstandingly enough, he walked off that mound not conceding one run to the Phillies, which gave the crowd something to cheer about and he picked up the win, in just one inning that he pitched. Especially with the weather being as bad as it was with rain, which is a baseball player’s worst nightmare while playing. He needed to take other precautions while pitching. New York moved only 6 games back of the Wild Card leader and DiPolo’s E.R.A was reduced to a 4.06. With this win it gave the Mets players a positive look for winning the series after what they had accomplished in this game and taking a 1-0 series lead even though it is just the regular season.
Baseball loved Jeter, especially how he played. Even if the Yankees lost, Jeter would win at something. Baseball wanted Jeter to play forever no matter what happened. Baseball gave him money, fans, and more friends to try and get him to stay. Eventually Jeter was getting old and got hurt.
Dravecky was coming off of a rehabilitation stint for the removal of a cancerous tumor, in his throwing arm in 1988. After the fifth inning, Dravecky complained of arm pain, but still took the mound in the sixth. With Tim Raines at the plate, as Dravecky came out of the windup and threw the baseball, his humerus bone broke in half. He dropped to the turf with trainers from both teams rushing to his aid. He would miss the rest of the season.