Similarities And Differences Between Hockey And Hockey

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In the 20th century, there was a rise in sports popularity in the United States. Ones that were started even before the turn of the 20th century is baseball and hockey. Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League have become one of the biggest sports in the world. Baseball came from our roots after the Civil War and hockey from Canada. Now we have leagues for both sports to cheer on our favorite teams. There are many differences and similarities between both sports and how each sport works. To play both you need to be skilled, athletic and especially have good hand-eye coordination. Baseball has been around since before the turn of the 20th century. Clubs were started by men getting together and competing against one another is what started the game us Americans love today. Baseball, while slower paced than hockey, is an interesting game. The way it is managed, or coached is much different from hockey. The way some players hit better, or pitch better to a certain player is one of the ways that make the game interesting. The way a player may pull or push the ball while hitting is where the defensive game changes. The defense may shift to one side of the field or position themselves in a better way according to the player at the plate. Each position has a responsibility on…show more content…
There are some exceptions when there are fewer skaters on the ice. Penalties are what can cause a team to lose a skater for a few minutes of the game, which is different from baseball when there are no penalties. In hockey players go back and forth for defense and offense. Position wise the defense does play offense but also are the guys who are looked at on defense. The forwards are the ones who look to score and work together with others on the ice. Then there are the goalies who are the ones to beat. The goalies wear the heaviest equipment and but their body on the line to stop the opposing team from

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