You play catcher, third base, and really want to be a pitcher too. Then one day in the middle of the season at practice your right knee starts to feel funny. Next thing you know you’re running to catch a pop fly and your knee gives out. You tell the coach and worry about being able to play anymore while icing your knee. Well, all of this and much more happened to me in my middle and high school softball career.
The name stuck with him and from that point forward he was called Babe instead of George (Ruth’s). While playing with the Ravens he performed very well leading to him being sold to the Major League team the Boston RedSoxs. Even though Babe is known for his hitting back in the Majors, he started out as a pitcher. Babe won his major league debut in July of 1914. The only issue was that the Red Sox’s roster was full, so Ruth was moved to their Minor league team the Providence Grays.
The year passed and our senior pitcher graduated bumping me into the starting position. This is where we knew we would start a legacy. Yet again we were the powerhouse of the western slope. Our success was spreading quickly and more and more players and coaches wanted to join! My junior year was our strongest
The Boston Red Sox are a professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, and a member of the Major League Baseball American League Eastern Division. Founded in 1901 as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Red Sox's home ballpark has been Fenway Park since 1912. The "Red Sox" name was chosen by the team owner, John I. Taylor, around 1908, following previous Boston teams that had been known as the "Red Stockings". Boston was a dominant team in the new league, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first World Series in 1903 and winning four more championships by 1918. However, they then went into one of the longest championship droughts in baseball history, called by some the "Curse of the Bambino" after its
Since 1840 A.D., the United States and most of planet Earth have been enjoying the game of baseball. Since that time, many historic and forgotten players have come and gone. From 1900-1919, there was an era of baseball known as the Dead-Ball Era. Soon, that Era transitioned into the Era we now know as the Live Ball Era, 1920-present. From 1920, stars such as Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, Nolan Ryan, Jose Canseco, Randy Johnson, and Pedro Martinez came forth and flourished with many teammates and championships.
On October 13th, The Cubs won a postseason series for the first time ever at Wrigley Field when they punched their ticket to the NLCS by beating the St. Louis Cardinals. However, in a fiery matchup against the New York Mets, the Cubs fell flat. The Mets were in control, their offense pummeled the Cubs pitching, scoring a total of 21 runs in 4 games. It wasn 't the time for the Cubs. The Mets caught fire, the Cubs were missing something.
But, I was wrong on both. I played almost the entire game and we won the game. As you can tell by the picture, we celebrated like we just won the championship. It is one of my favorite memories. Not because of the importance of the game or the team we beat, but because of what it did for me.
After the White Sox won, Eddie Cicotte was promised a $10,000 bonus from manager Charles Comiskey if he won 30 games. “29 is not 30, Eddie. You will get only the money you deserve”(Eight Men Out). The significance of this detail is how the players were questioning when they would receive their bonus, in which they earned by going to the World Series. Charles Comiskey was a pretty cheap manager described by many players who were involved in the Black Sox Scandal.
The game has always been thought to be “Americas Pastime” but in modern society some people believe that may not be the case. Is baseball Americas Pastime? It is a huge debate that has been developing over the past ten to twenty years. Although baseball is thought to be Americas favorite sport, The World Series is the third most watched sporting event which trails behind both football and soccer. Baseball may not be the most watched sport but the sales in popular baseball movies in the past thirty years can also prove its popularity.
April 25, 1876: Chicago wins its first NL game, October 12, 1907: Cubs claim first World Series title, beating Tigers 2-0 behind
Athletic Field is now Home of the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Midwest Baseball League. The first Game the Patriots played against was Chippewa Falls, with an end score of 2-0. The patriots continued their winning streak, defeating Oshkosh West 1-0 in a very close game, where the Patriots took the lead, gaining a homerun in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the game. The Patriots earned their spot in the State Championship game playing against the Oconomowoc Raccoons. “I was feeling both nerves and excitement.”
Then I will explain how tough it is to be drafted and after that even play. Although some people think baseball is easy. Baseball is the toughest sport. A lot of people watching from the stands or Television see hitting a baseball to be really easy, but it gets much more tough when you step into the box.