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.
Seventy-seven years ago, on July 4th, a man whose expertise was on the baseball diamond, more considerably than in speechmaking, distributed one of the most effective, memorable and inspiring speeches of all time. This man’s name was Lou Gehrig, and it took this man relatively two minutes, to where he was able to echo not only his own thoughts of his retirement from baseball and his disease, but also the ideas and perspectives of his fans and the American people during his era. Lou Gehrig’s sendoff presentation, including the famous preceding quote, rendered many rhetorical strategies so that he is able to convey themes and emotions that, especially during the time period circa 1930s, were very important to not only his loyal fans but to all
Every single person has showed courage or was being courages at one point in his or hers life by saving a cat from a tree to helping an elderly woman cross the street, but Lou Gehrig showed courage by doing more than just that. Lou Gehrig is undeniably courageous because he was able show discipline in diverse ways, he demonstrated divergent ways of excellence, and showed integrity in varied ways. One out of the three ways Gehrig showed his undeniably courageousness was by his discipline. The meaning of discipline is to give it your best shot, setting down goals for yourself ,and forcing yourself to do things you don’t want to do. Well that is exactly what Lou Gehrig did,he played baseball for 16 years of his life and tried his hardest to keep playing for the yankees.
The inspirational play, “Fences” was a drama written by August Wilson that sets the setting in the 1950’s. During this time period, segregation was prevalent and deeply affected many African American communities. The struggles faced by these African Americans were very evident within the characters in the story, specifically Troy. Troy, the protagonist, and patriarch of the family fail to accept reality. Through the use of tragic flaw, Wilson reveals how pride can lead to self-destruction.
Yogi Berra 's life was so much more than baseball he served in the Navy and stormed the beach at Normandy on D-Day. Thinking about his country before himself a quality he exhibited every day in his life. When he talked you listened so many yogi-isms that not only were related to baseball, but life itself every time you hear these a smile should come across your face remembering Barra and his influence on the field and off! Thank you, Yogi Berra Rest in Peace
Despite his recent diagnosis with ALS, a neurological disorder with no cure, Lou Gehrig is able to maintain a positive and inspirational tone through his use of positive diction in order to stop his fans from pitying him because he still has so much to live for. Gehrig uses many words with a positive connotation, which help create his positive tone. When describing his encounters with “these grand men,” Gehrig uses phrases such as “the highlight of his career” and “honor” to show how lucky he has been. These phrases emphasize his wonderful experiences meeting such famous figures and help him prove, to the audience, that he has lived an incredible life, which he uses to deflect pity from the audience. Gehrig’s word choice has a large impact
Authors are given the dynamic potential to create an image in a reader’s mind that would previously be unimaginable. They are given a power to control one’s imagination, word by word, page by page. Donald Barthelme, Robert Frost, and J.D Salinger are all captavating authors because of their strong authority on their stories. However, one of the most notorious examples of this unique influence is in the short story A Mickey Mantle Koan by David James Duncan. Beautifully written, Duncan tells a story of an impeccably timed tragedy.
Is Michael’s arm too good to be true? In the novel, Heat by Mike Lupica, the Yankee Stadium and the color blue represents a dream, accomplishment, security, and teamwork. To Michael, the Yankee stadium is a dream and if he got to play there it would be an accomplishment. The color blue has a sense of security and teamwork amongst his team. The Yankee stadium, the color blue, and his friends are crucial with how Michael develops in the story.
In the book Fences by August Wilson, the author chooses baseball to compare many of the struggles everyday people deal with in everyday society. August Wilson created some very relatable characters to portray the message of life and love Fences attempts to display. It is ultimately displayed in a quote by the main character Troy Maxson. Troy said “That’s all death is to me. A fastball on the outside corner” (10).
To the real world Ken Griffey had it all. But behind the scenes, he faced turmoil and he fought against it and became one of the best baseball players the game has ever seen. Griffey JR was born in Pennsylvania, but moved when he was young to Cincinnati because that’s who his dad played for the Reds. That is where Griffey grew up and began loving baseball. Griffey out of high school was the most talented player in that years draft.
It was a beautiful day for the beautiful game of baseball to be played in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field, Chicago: breezy, sunny, but not a scorching hot, sweat-bead kind of day. Merely six miles south of Wrigley Field, we boarded the CTA purple line el train, along with clusters and clusters of Chicago Cubs fans also getting on each and every rail car from who knows where. But, let me tell you, I was in awe; I have never been with so many true fans who knew, not only baseball, but knew the Cubs! “Who’s ready for the Cubs to crush the Astros!”
Jackie Robinson a Hero of Social Justice Social justice is the judicious distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society. So, a Social Justice Hero is someone who made significant contributions to the advancement of social justice. My social justice hero is Jackie Robinson. I will demonstrate that he deserves to be inducted into the Zion Museum of Social Justice Heroes. I had no prior knowledge of social justice or who Jackie Robinson was.
Baseball back in the 1990's was a popular sport to watch and enjoy it by having some drinks, food, or whatever you wanted to eat. Baseball was a very exciting game to watch. The New York Yankees were the most popular team in the Major League Baseball at that time. The game of baseball has come a long ways from back in the day. Back in the day, they had negro leagues and white people leagues and until one time a person named Jackie Robinson was tired of that, and had made a big step by playing in the regular MLB organization.