In the month of August, the Boston Red Sox and the Newyork Yankees were playing in the World Series. It was the third game at Fenway Park, so Boston was the home team. In This game they brought up a rookie, Trey Shaffer, who played center field. They brought him up because in the second game their veteran center fielder broke his ankle. Trey Shaffer has been a star AAA player but no one is sure on how good he will do in the Major League.
At this time, African Americans and whites played in separate leagues. He began playing in the Negro Leagues, until he was chosen to help integrate Major League Baseball, by the Vice President of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Rickey. In 1946, he began spring training with the Montreal Royals and on March 17, 1946 he played his first game with the Royals. Despite the racial abuse, Robinson had an outstanding start with the Royals, leading the International League with a .349 Batting Average and a .985 fielding percentage. (http:/www.biography .com/people/jackie-robinson-9460813.)
Organized Baseball What do the Civil War, New York Knickerbockers, and Albert Spalding have in common? They were all major factors in the organization of America’s favorite past-time: baseball. When the average person thinks of the outcomes of the Civil War, the growth of baseball doesn’t usually come to mind. While much of the fighting was going on, many New York teams continued to play games. In fact, on same day of the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day of the war, “15,000 spectators watched the Atlantics and the Excelsiors” play in New York.
Mizuno Athletic Footwear of 1986 Mizuno Footwear has a rich history, two brothers in Japan who began the company in 1906 first named the company Mizuno Brothers Ltd. Its first sales of order made athletic wear began in 1907. This is very appealing to children, teens and young adults who play competitive sports. By featuring two professional athletes, this ad captures the attention of those who want to become a pro athlete. Yes, this ad motivates me to purchase a pair of Mizuno baseball cleats. You got the two fastest athletes in baseball on the cover of this ad and they are wearing a pair of Mizuno’s baseball cleats which are very attractive and come in team colors.
Year after year the American people tune into watch baseball. Baseball is one of America’s oldest sports, and once in a while we see different teams come around a get their chance to shine. The two teams, that continuously stay on top is the N.Y Yankees, and the Boston Red sox. What makes these two teams great is their location / Stadium, All-star players, and the Championships they have won; but only one can be the greatest it is the N.Y Yankees. The Red sox are located in Boston, Massachusetts and the name of their Stadium is Fenway Park.
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.
Hoy enjoyed Cincinnati so much that he made it his off-season home (Wright). By 1898 Hoy was playing for the Louisville Colonels and it was for them that he gave them his best season ever with a batting average of .318 (Wright). On May 1, 1901, ‘Dummy’ was the first player in baseball history to hit a grand slam home
The History of Softball This beloved sport that most believe came from America's pastime Baseball, surprisingly is based off of football. In 1887 on Thanksgiving day, several alumni sat in the Chicago, Illinois Farragut Boat Club, anxiously awaiting the outcome of the Yale vs Harvard football game. When Yale was announced as winner, a Yale alumnus playfully threw a boxing glove at a Harvard supporter. The Harvard fan swung at the balled-up glove with a stick, and the rest of the group looked on with interest. George Hancock, a reporter for the Chicago Board of Trade, jokingly called out, “Play ball!” and the first softball game commenced with the football fans using the boxing glove as a ball and a broom handle in place of a bat.
He suggested a game of indoor baseball. Using what was available, he tied together the laces of the boxing glove for a ball. Using a piece of chalk, Hancock marked off a home plate, bases, and a pitcher's box inside the Farragut Boat Club gym, with the two groups divided into teams. The final score of the game was 41-40, but what was significant was that Hancock and his friends had invented a sport that would continue to grow in popularity to where today more than 40 million people enjoy playing it each summer, making softball the No. 1 team participant sport in the United States.
Even the players with the least amount of athletic ability can play a vital role in a team. Two young men who are currently on my baseball team serve as a great example. The first young man came to me before the season asking could he try out for the team. My first instinct was to jokingly say you’re not a baseball player (D’O’Brian,1994). Then I told him in a direct answer, absolutely (D’O’Brian,1994).