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.
 Bonds made his major league debut on May 30, 1986.  In 1986, Bonds led National League (NL) rookies with 16 home runs, 48 RBI, 36 stolen bases and 65 walks, but he finished 6th in Rookie of the Year voting.  He played center field in 1986, but switched to left field
“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.
Baseball is a sport that has been a huge part of my life ever since I was a young boy. I’ve been playing baseball for many years, I started playing T-Ball when I was five years old and that sparked my interest for the game of baseball. My first year of baseball my dad was my coach and really pushed me to be the greatest player I could be, because of my dads encouragement I progressed extremely fast and my skill level was far above other kids of my age. So my dad had than placed me in a league with seven and eight year old, in this league baseball became serious. 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.
In 2008, he was the homerun champion; launching 28 balls out of the ball park. As of now he is playing in the Major League Baseball World Series. People told him his whole life he could not, but due to dedication he is one of the elite players of his league. The best athletes in the world have an incredible amount of dedication. It is not easy, but it definitely pays off in the end.
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. So why do fans still come to Wrigley, to watch the team of lovable losers? Wouldn’t they rather see a team winning and being successful? The answer may lay in being optimistic. The Cubs were always positive, even when they blew a seven run lead in the 2003 national league division series, even when they lost the 1946 World Series in heartbreaking fashion on Jack Spinner’s walk off home run in game 7 against the Brewers, even when the team’s slugger Sammy Sosa was found guilty of steroid usage and was suspended, the Cubs and their fans still remained contended, even optimistic about their team’s chances to win the Central and go to the playoffs.
Babe Ruth was the first athlete that captured the public’s imagination and transcended the level of athlete into a public figure. Ruth’s hitting prowess made him a celebrity in America, Japan, anywhere baseball was played. In 1920, the Babe hit 54 home runs, more than every other major league baseball team except one. Ruth led the transformation of baseball strategy from the "inside game" to the "power game" due to the style and manner in which he hit them. Ruth’s display of power was so impressive, the adjective “Ruthian” was created to describe any long home run hit by any player.
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
The Yankees have been in the playoffs every year since 1995, with the exception of 2008, and the Phillies have been there every year since 2007. Their excellent pitching staff is what took them there. A baseball team without a capable pitching staff, physically and mentally, is destined to end up on the losing side when the season comes to a close. The defensive and offensive sides of the ball are close to an equal amount of importance. The pitcher, however, is arguably the most important position on the field.
Before 2004 he had never hit more than 20 home runs or driven in more than 80 runs in his career, nor had he hit over .450 (which represents the total number of bases divided by the player’s at-bats – essentially how much power production the player has). So Beltré ¬wasn’t a power hitter, until 2004, that is, when he ¬became a free agent and had his one shot at big-time money. This was also the last year that the MLB didn’t test for steroids. That year he hit 48 home runs and drove in 121 runs, with a batting average of .629. Beltré signed a five-year, $64 million contract.