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.
He changed the game of baseball by focusing on strength and power, his record setting career, and his over the top personality. George Herman (Babe) Ruth Jr., also known as Sultan of Swat and Bambino, was born in Baltimore, Maryland on February 6, 1895 but for a number of years he believed he was born on February 7, 1894. Ruth’s parents where George H. Ruth and Kate Schamberger Ruth. His mother died when he was thirteen
“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.
Garrett Dell Informative Speech Outline COMS 1030 Title of Speech: History of Baseball, America’s past-time Specific Purpose: I will teach the class about the history of baseball. Thesis: Baseball can be divided into three sections, the beginning, middle and modern baseball. Introduction I. Attention Getter Ever wonder how the most popular sport to play the last 150 years was invented and how it grew into the giant it is today? Raise your hand if you have ever played baseball or been to a baseball game.
The eight men included the great "Shoeless" Joe Jackson; pitchers Eddie Cicotte and Claude "Lefty" Williams; infielders Buck Weaver, Arnold "Chick" Gandil, Fred McMullin, and Charles "Swede" Risberg; and outfielder Oscar "Happy" Felsch. 1 The White Sox team was founded in 1900 as an American league franchise, owned by Charles Comiskey. They were originally called the White Stockings. Later Changing their name in 1902. In its first year, they won the league championship.
Introduction In 776 B.C., the first recorded sports event was held in the Ancient Olympic Games in Greece. The only event, the stadion, was won by Coroebus of Elis. The prize Coroebus received was a palm branch and the honor of being known as the fastest man in Greece. Sports have evolved from a simple contest of pride into a trillion dollar industry worldwide. Last year, Alex Rodriguez signed a 10 year contract that will pay him over $300 million to play baseball for the New York Yankees.
Alex Rodriquez is arguably one of the best baseball players ever. He started his career in 1994 with the Seattle Mariners, but he only played seventeen games that year. With the Mariners in 1996 he finally earned a starting spot at shortstop and burst on to the scene with 36 home runs and 123 RBI. Then in 2003 Major League Baseball and the players association agreed on a new contract which includes random drug tests called survey testing. Alex Rodriquez is one of the many players who were tested and had performance enhancing drugs (PED) in his system.
Our Very Special Guest Speaker Today, opening day of the 1947 Major League Baseball season, is a momentous and historic occasion. Today, we have as our speaker someone who has forever transformed the game in a way unlike any other player in history ever has or ever will. Born in 1919, Cairo, Georgia, the youngest of five children, he, like his older brother, Mack, demonstrated tremendous athletic ability from a very early age. This was a family of sharecroppers; when his father left the family, the single parent mother moved her five children to Pasadena, California when he was only one year old. Living in poverty, in his early childhood he initially joined a local gang; fortunately, a good friend persuaded him to quit the gang.
He signed one of the largest contracts $130 million plus a $37 million signing bonus for 10 years in sports history. He also drafted in the 30th round of the MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies in 2000, despite not playing baseball in college. He won the ESPY for Top College Player in 2000. Michael Dwayne Vick was born on June 26, 1980, in Newport News, Virginia. According to American Sports Outlet article "Michael Vick Biography", Vick's father began teaching him the fundamentals of football when he was just three years old.
Even today, Derek has a very family oriented lifestyle. Derek Jeter played second base for his little league team, but before he was done with little league he told his father that he wanted to be the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees when he grew up. At the end of his high