These two athletes were in their prime during this ad by Mizuno. When young children, teens and young adults see this ad, it makes them want to buy a pair. The ad directs an emotion that you will be able to play better and harder. One of the athletes by the name of Ricky Henderson was known to be one of the fastest athletes in Major League Baseball. His 100 steals set a new American League
The elementary forms of sports fandom: A Durkheimian exploration of team myths, kinship, and totemic rituals was written by Michael Serazio. In this essay he explores the myths, kinship, and rituals of Philadelphia Phillies fans during their historic 2008 World Series victory in the United States' professional baseball league using Durkheimian's theoretical framework. Many fans adored the Philadelphia's and were die hard fans for them. They felt honered to be cheering for that team, and were not afraid to show it. There were countless many fans branded with the totemic badge of unity: that tribal mark that had long symbolized unrequited devotion, the Philies logo of Philadephia's professional baseball team (Serazio 2013 pg.1).
Baseball eventually elevated to the status of the “National Pastime” because of its immense popularity. Baseball was a sport that was created in America, not simply a game brought to the country that had been previously played in another part of the world. The first written rules were recorded by the New York Knickerbocker baseball club, which brought together the rules of many small games such as town ball, rounders, and base; and unified them into a single game which could be spread throughout the country without a discrepancy in the rules. Baseball became popular among young men for numerous reasons, all of which were beneficial to a person. One of the biggest reasons that many young men liked it is because it gave them something to do after they got out of work at the factories.
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.
They specialize in baseball equipment but also manufacture basketballs, softballs, training equipment as well as American footballs. As one of the favored companies in the baseball community, Rawlings has left its stamp on the baseball world. For instance one of their gloves series is called the gold glove series. In major league baseball, a Gold Glove Award is given to each position player who is the best at his position defensively compared to every other player that plays his position. Many players in baseball’s Hall of Fame have multiple Gold Glove Awards.
So you want to know who the most influential sports figure in American history is? I’ll tell you; it’s me, Rupert Murdoch. Others may argue that Muhammad Ali, Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, or other athletes may have had a big push on U.S. sports, but that isn’t the case. With my owning one of the most storied franchises in major league baseball, and more importantly, with my endless access to media outlets and televised sports, I am the most influential person in U.S. sports history. For much of the 1990’s, I was the sole owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Forward wind to present day, I am still watching the game with my dad, and as I look into the TV, I see all the rabid people spending their hard earned money entertaining their selves with America’s greatest pastime. These people are baseball fans, rabid ones, just like my dad. What is a baseball fan? The word "fan" is an abbreviation of the word "fanatic," meaning "insane." In the case of baseball fans, this meaning is well suited.
Fernando Valenzuela For my Hispanic Heritage assignment I chose the great Dodger pitcher, Fernando Valenzuela. I decided to write about the Dodger legend because both my dad and grandpa would always tell me how much they loved the way Fernando Valenzuela pitched. They especially loved it when the Dodgers won the World Series in 1981 against the Yankees behind Fernando’s pitching. A reason why Fernando Valenzuela was famous was because he won the “Rookie of The Year,” and the “CY Young Award,” all in one year. Fernando’s first full season in 1981, this was also his greatest achievement as a Hispanic person.
My thoughts as a catcher are to make my team proud and to only worry about the game. Each and every game has my full attention because I’m eager to get that win. If I, as a catcher, make an astounding play, I become a hero from my position. I see everything that happens on the field, this gave me a skillful advantage. If I was to only think of myself during the game we would not have a happy ending.
Whether by chance or by fate, this policeman, Joe Martin, turned out to be a youth boxing trainer and he took young Clay under his wing. Over the next six years, Clay would win six Kentucky Golden Gloves championships, two national Golden Gloves titles, and two AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) crowns. Joe Martin himself once said “He was a kid willing to make any sacrifice to achieve something worthwhile in sports. It was impossible to discourage him”. Ali’s work ethic and determination is something that I truly admire and value.