In 1989, Pete Rose’s baseball career took a major downward spiral, when he was accused of gambling on baseball, banning him the game. In 1998, Mark McGwire hit 70 homeruns in a season breaking Roger Maris record of 61. On October 5, 2001 Barry Bonds hit his 71st home run. Bonds broke Mark McGwire’s record. In November of 2016 the Chicago Cubs ended the longest championship drought of 108 years, by defeating the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the World Series.
Everyone 's at least broken a bone or injured themselves before right? Well this is one of those tragic stories where I unfortunately injured myself. It all started way back in the 5th grade and all my friends and family know I love & play the game of baseball. The baseball season for the little league I play for is about to begin in about 1-2 weeks. I’ve been anticipating the season to start for about the last 5+ months.
October 23, 1945, Jackie Robinson shook hands with Branch Rickey, officially changing baseball and society, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson grew up in a poor household in Pasadena, California. He attended UCLA, making himself a four sport star athlete . Major league baseball had been segregated at the time, with the only black men playing in separate Negro Leagues. Branch Rickey, the owner of the Dodgers, wanted to break the color barrier.
Childhood& Amateur Career “Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.” is a very unfamiliar name; “Muhammad Ali”, however, is a name that reminds everyone of a glorious revolution. Muhammad Ali was born on the 17th of January, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was a black kid raised in a “black middle class” family. Ali’s father was a Methodist, but he allowed Odessa, his mother to claim both children as Baptists. He is a descendant of pre-Civil War era American slaves in the American South, and is predominantly of African-American descent, with Irish, English, and Italian ancestry.
The following year Lemieux and the Penguins won their second straight Stanley Cup and once again Lemieux won MVP. During the 92 and 93 season LEmieux was diagnosed with Hodgkin disease which caused him to miss 20 regular season games. The following season Lemieux led the league in goals scored and was named MVP. However the following season Lemieux missed all but twenty two games due to back pain and fatigue. He skipped the 94 and 95 season to recover from the brutal radiation therapy he had been through for his Hodgkin diagnosis.
History of Softball It’s the championship game, last inning, two outs, bases are loaded, the game is tied, winning run is on third base, the pitcher throws the ball and “BOOM” the batter hits the game winning home run! The feeling someone gets in this situation is unbelievable. The game itself is unbelievable. Softball was invented long ago, it is not like baseball, and there are many different levels of the game. “The history of softball dates back to thanksgiving day of 1887 when several alumni sat in Chicago, Illinois Farragut Boat Club, anxiously awaiting the outcome of the Yale versus Harvard football game”.
Jackie Robinson was the pioneer for African-Americans in the world of baseball and open endless doors of opportunity in the sport. “When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, more than sixty years of racial segregation came to an end,” (Swaine). On April 14th the world of professional baseball was
In this book, Jackie realizes how important it was to become inducted, “He knew that being selected for the Baseball Hall of Fame in a player’s first year of eligibility was a rare honor”. To be selected for the baseball hall of fame is rare and to be “inducted his first year” was even more rare. There was a player that got inducted with him, Bob Feller. Bob Feller “(The) Cleveland Indians pitcher … (who) made it into the Hall of Fame the first year (also)” had more votes but still, Jackie got in. These examples prove that Jackie did have a great career and going into the Hall of Fame proved that he was an amazing player.
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.
Gavaskar’s consistency among this elite-10 is seen in his top-5 production rankings in hundreds scored per match and scores of 50 plus per match and per inning. At number three is Sir Garfield Sobers who set the standards for the modern day batsmen to follow. Powerful, stylish and memorable are words often used to describe this living legend. Sobers’ average of 57.78, over 93 matches and 8032 runs with 26 centuries and 30 fifties, is the highest we’ve seen so far. Among this elite-10, Sobers ranks in the top-4 in runs and hundreds scored per match and per inning: a verification of his consistency in the categories that matter