Baseball Autobiography

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Looking back at my childhood I realized that some of the fondest memories I have was playing baseball. Like the time I had my first homerun when I was 10 years old, or our first district championship in over 20 years. Not only is it the memories that stick with you along the way, but the friendships as well. I can truly say some of the closest friends I have made, I met playing baseball. For instance my best friend and I met playing t-ball at the age of four, we have been friends ever since and now continue to play college baseball on the same team. I love this sport because it connects so many different types of people. In the Major Leagues for instance, there is multiple different races in this sport. It doesn’t matter if you are an American,…show more content…
I played well my 8th grade year and wanted to impress the varsity coach. So I attended every camp, workout, and winter practice to hopefully even get his attention. Even if I didn’t perform well I made sure I would always hustle and have a great attitude towards the game. The first day of practice I went and warmed up with the JV squad. In the middle of stretching the varsity coach shouted at me, “Green! Get your ass over here and run!” I ran down the 3rd base line and stood next to coach. “I loved your work in the off season and I think you can find a starting spot on varsity.” My face gleamed with joy, I told thanked him and started warming up with the varsity squad. My first few varsity games I was the most nervous I have ever been in my life. When playing varsity baseball you are not only playing for your team, you are also playing for your community. Half way through the season I finally started to let up on myself and play comfortably. I realized that it is only a game anyone can play it and I have the capability to hang with these older guys. Right when I got in the mindset, my batting average soared to over .300. Even as a freshman I was holding the 2nd highest batting average on team. Stats weren’t everything on my mind, as long as our team was winning I was happy. Come district tournament time we were ranked 8th in the state, and on a winning streak to say the least. Bridgman high…show more content…
Every friendship and life lesson learned has happened by playing the sport that I love so much. From little league to college, baseball has taught me more than being an athlete. It has taught me how to work hard, and be passionate about what you love because it doesn’t last forever. Never take something you love for granted because it can be gone in the blink of an eye. Trust me, I’ve learned a few things over the
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