“Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller made into the Hall of Fame the first year (also)” ii. These two men made into the Hall of Fame the first year they played and even though Feller had more votes they both got in. d. This will strengthen my paper by showing the end of Robinsons career and what he had to go through to become a “Hall of Famer”. e. These examples prove that Jackie did have a great career and going into the Hall of Fame proved that he was an amazing
Soon baseball became known as “Americas Past-Time”. Lou Gehrig was one of the players that made this sport the way it is now because of his amazing skills at first base. Lou overcame childhood challenges, became one of the greatest players to ever play the game, and shed a light on a terrible disease are all examples on how Lou Gehrig is a true sports hero. Lou Gehrig was born on June 19th 1903, in Manhattan New York. According to Biography.com Lou was the only
In 1961, Maris hit 61 Home Runs, setting the record for most home runs in a single season. Throughout the years, players came close, but were unable to break the seemingly invincible record, until the 1998 season. Then, not only did one player surpass the 61 home run mark, but two players did: McGwire ended the season with 70 hits; while Sosa ended with 66. This was an exciting time for the MLB, 1998
Roberto Clemente Baseball Player All-star, hall of famer, and major league baseball player are three attributes that describe Roberto Clemente. Many people know the Roberto Clemente was a baseball player, but he was so much more. As a well known baseball player, Roberto Clemente inspired Americans that they shouldn’t judge baseball players by the color of their skin. He left a lasting legacy as one of the best right fielders in major league baseball. The origin of Roberto’s early life of baseball started when he watched a baseball game for the very first time.
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. His social impact was seen the most at the end of his career when he delivered a speech, changing the lives of everyone at the ballpark that day. Gehrig appeals to pathos, ethos and uses repetition in order to thank the fans and convince the public that he is not to be pitied. Gehrig uses pathos as a way to connect emotionally with his audience in order to create a sympathetic mood. Gehrig uses pathos very early in the speech when he tells the audience to
Throughout the first half of the 20th century baseball became America’s sport of choice. Despite the interruption of WWII baseball continued to be one of the most popular sports in the country. The late 1940s saw the end of the “Color Barrier.” The last African American to play in the major leagues played in 1880. Six days before the start of the 1947 season, the Brooklyn Dodgers called Jackie Robinson, a star from the all black “Negro” league, up to the major leagues. On April 15, 1947, Robinson made his major league debut at Ebbets Field.
Jackie Robinson challenged white America’s societal perception of African American at the time. “Robinson won Rookie of the Year in 1947. In later seasons, more African-Americans joined other teams in the Major Leagues, as Robinson continued to excel. His success gained him fans from all over the country.” (Mcbirney 14). Jackie Robinson was a role model to people of all races and inspired other minorities to become professional sports athletes.
He wasn’t only responsible for possibly the greatest baseball era this world has ever seen, he is responsible for paving a way for new African Americans to join the league. Barry Bonds, a former African American player, said he wouldn’t have had even the slightest bit of courage if it weren’t for Jackie Robinson’s amazing legacy. Jackie even showed his sense of courage to people off the field. Becoming a great roll model to kids around the world,”Little kids loved me so I gave them something to watch.” (Jackie Robinson Interviewed.) Through all of Jackie’s problems with not only other teams, even on his own team.
Babe Ruth was referred to as the greatest baseball player of all time. Babe’s real name is George Herman Ruth Jr. He had a total of 714 home runs in his legendary career. “His wild life put him at odds with many of his teammates and definitely with the team's manager” (abouteducation.com). Babe went from being in trouble all the time to being the best baseball player of all time.
The complete integration of baseball took longer than expected, but just like major civil-right cases, Brown V. Board of Education, the major event takes baby steps. Robinson played an outstanding 10 seasons with the Dodgers, at 1956 Robinson retired from baseball. In his ten-year tenure, the black Dodgers’ wins: 6 NL titles, 5 MVP awards, 4 Rookie of the Year awards, and winning the World Series in 1955 against the mighty