II. From 1900 to 1948 a lot of interesting and intriguing records and scandals took place. A. A highlight of the middle age of baseball (1900-1948) was the career of slugger Babe Ruth. “On October 1st, 1927, Babe Ruth slugged his sixtieth home run of the season, off Washington
In 1977 a Los Angeles scout discovered Valenzuela in a Mexican baseball league. In 1981 Fernando Valenzuela pitched his first ever Major League game. His outstanding pitching led the Dodgers to the “World Series” the Dodgers won against the Yankees that year, and Valenzuela won the “CY Young award,” and the “Rookie Of The Year.” He soon burst on the scene, fans increased by 9,000 every time to see Valenzuela pitch. This was known as “Fernando mania” at Dodger Stadium. He was also given the nickname “El Torro,” but that reign would soon end in 1991, when he was released by the Dodgers.
“Junior” was an only child. When he was six, he and his family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. He watched his father, in the clubhouse, win back-to-back World Series in 1975 and 1976. He graduated from Archbishop Moeller High School. He was inspired by his father to go play baseball.
In its first year, they won the league championship. and by 1903 the American & National league made the “World Series.” Throughout 1906 the White Sox ●9-18-1919: Arnold “Chick” Gandil, first baseman for the Chicago White Sox, meets with Joseph “Sport” Sullivan, a gambler, and tells him that the World Series can be bought. ●9-19-1919: Charles “Swede” Risberg, shortstop, Fred McMullin, infielder, and Eddie Cicotte, pitcher, join Gandil in a plot to throw the World Series. ●9-20-1919: George “Buck” Weaver, third baseman, Claude “Lefty” Williams, pitcher, Oscar “Happy” Felsch, center fielder, meet with Gandil, Risberg, McMullin and Cicotte to devise a plan. By some accounts, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, left fielder, was also present.
In 1901, the American League announced that the Baltimore Orioles would move their franchise to New York, becoming the New York Yankees. After the move, the Orioles competed in what is now called AAA level from 1903-1953. Babe Ruth pitched for the AAA Orioles before being sold to the Boston Red Sox. ("Baseball Page") On April 15, 1954, thousands of Baltimore fans packed the streets as the new Orioles paraded from downtown to their new park at Memorial Stadium. During the 90-minute ceremony, the Birds signed autographs and threw Styrofoam balls into the crowd.
They showed up an hour early to warm up and take batting practice as if it is needed for middle aged slow pitch softball. They are the type that after they get a hit or home run, they jog slowly around the bases with their head held high acting like somebody cares about them. After the games they are the ones that are talking like they are a few good games away from getting that big call from the Yankees. The soon to be pro irritates me the most. Also wandering around the fields is the forty year old teenager.
George Hancock called out "Play ball!" and the game began, with the boxing glove tightened into a ball, a broom handle serving as a bat. This first contest ended with a score of 41-40.  The ball, being soft, was fielded barehanded.  George Hancock is credited as the game's inventor for his development of ball and an undersized bat in the next week.
Michael Lewis authored the book Moneyball, (Lewis, 2003) showcasing Beane. For his singular, unapologetic iconoclasm in the face of the game's long tradition, Lewis lionized him six years ago in "Moneyball," which became a must-read for both baseball and business aficionados. Beane became the lead evangelist of a new baseball orthodoxy that emphasizes greater statistical analysis in the scouting and development of players. The Moneyball way also diminishes the field manager's organizational influence while it increases the power and profile of the general manager position -- a job that was once largely invisible. In the 140-year history of Major League Baseball, the office of field manager has never held less power than it does now, in the wake of Moneyball.
Wouldn’t your sanity have long been lost? The Chicago Cubs and their fans are still somehow optimistic after stretches as much as twenty losing seasons in a row, but still, the fans came to watch the Cubs. Why? Did they enjoying watching their hometown team lose, swing and miss, and blunder on the basepaths? Their 2013 season was as dismal as their last ten seasons, in last place in the national league’s central division with a record of 66-96.
I had to prove my skills to my new coaches because I was smaller than the rest of the kids and didn’t have the same knowledge or experience they did. After try-outs my new coach had approached my dad and told him that they where very excited to have me on there team, and with time and practice my skill would improve even more. The hardest part of playing with the older kids was that I was no longer hitting a ball of the T, but now the kids where the pitchers. Even after practice 4 days a week my dad would take me to the park and throw, what seemed like a hundred baseballs, to me and I would practice my hitting. It didn’t take long for my hand-eye coordination to develop and hitting a baseball thrown at me was no longer a problem.