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  • Three Leagues
    387 words
    Many people in today's world complain about how much Pro Athletes get pay. So I ask are Pro athletes overpaid? Look at it in this sense; they are living their dreams just like most business men do everyday. If you think that professional sports is not a job then just try to walk in the shoes of a athlete for a day. Sports, like medicine, healthcare, or software, are a business. In that business, owners pay their players what they deem they are worth. Out of all of the professional leagues the th...
  • Being An Umpire
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    A SIMPLE PROPOSAL Major League Baseball has probably some of the most exciting players in sports today. Players such as Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter make watching baseball fun. But there are some people in Major League Baseball that I have forgotten who display probably more talent than those 3 combined. The people that I am talking about, are the umpires. You might be shocked when I say that but believe me, they are great athletes. Can you imagine working in the same conditions ...
  • Jackie Robinson
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    Jackie Robinson, the first African-American in Baseball, changed the face of sports for ever. Not only was he an outstanding athlete, but with the help of Branch Ricky, they worked for reforms in the sports community. There was work required, though, since many sacrifices were made. The face of not only segregation, but the face of sports was on his shoulders. Through his unique form of, Jackie Robinson was one of the greatest driving forces behind equality and helps to equalize many things most...
  • Professional Baseball
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    Coach Nestled along the Massachusetts shore, lined with oaks that may have seen the arrival of the first Americans, there is a quaint baseball park, bordered only in the outfield by a thatched wooden fence and some pines. The Pawtucket Pawsox of the Cape Cod League call this unique sanctuary home. Today is a Friday evening. The sun slowly pulls the last traces of orange from the sky, and the sky scraping light towers illuminate a 6 foot 4 inch right-hand er, made only taller by the Georgia clay ...
  • Baseball Team Owners
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    Baseball is a simple game. You throw the ball. You hit the ball. You catch the ball. At least it used to be that way until Ron Blomberg became the major league's first designated hitter in 1973. Now, for a DH, baseball has become even simpler: You eat some cheese fries. You hit the ball. You eat some more cheese fries. Fortunately, this less-than-strenuous regimen might not last much longer. Baseball team owners have notified the players' union of the possibility the DH will not exist in 1999. T...
  • African Americans And The Negro Leagues
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    OUTLINE 1. Introduction a. Hook: Over the decades, black teams played 445-recorded games against white tams, winning sixty-one percent of them. b. Historical Information. General background about the Leagues. Thesis: Fences, and Jackie Robinson: The Biography, raises consciousness about the baseball players that have been overlooked, and the struggle they endured simply because of their color. 2. History of the Negro Leagues as portrayed in Jackie Robinson: The Biographya. What was the Negro Lea...
  • John Rocker
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    'Imagine having to take the (No.) 7 train to (Shea Stadium) looking like you " re (in) Beirut next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with AIDS, right next to some dude who got out of jail for the fourth time, right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It's depressing. 'The biggest thing I don't like about New York are the foreigners,' the 25-year-old Georgia native said. 'You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans...
  • Amount Of Major League Baseball Players
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    Maybe steroids aren't the biggest problem? Steroids are a big issue now but even bigger should be chewing tobacco. By: Aaron Cole English With all of the hype on the use of steroids in the past month among the baseball community, I think that baseball should also look at another serious affect to its players, chewing tobacco. Chewing tobacco and smoking tobacco has been affiliated with baseball since the 1840's mainly in the amateur leagues. A custom to the winning team would celebrate by lighti...
  • Fair Ball Bob Costas This Book
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    Fair Ball Bob Costas This book was based off of Bob Costas opinion on baseball. I recommend reading this book because he was full of great ideas for the Major Leagues. Any real baseball fan needs to read a copy of Bob Costas' 'Fair Ball. ' Costas addresses the issues pressing Major League Baseball, its owners, its players, and its fans. Everything that caused the 1994 work stoppage could happen again after next season. However, Costas very thoughtfully lays out a plan primarily for the owners, s...
  • Today's Baseball Gloves
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    Baseball: The Sport at the Turn of the Century The legendary sport of baseball, what a fun pastime and great activity. But, where did it all start Who came up with this great game What were the people's names that shaped what we know as baseball today To call baseball just a sport, would be an understatement. The history of this great sport is almost as good as the game itself. Baseball has been providing spectators and participants with fun and excitement for more than one hundred and fifty yea...
  • Long Al Games
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    Abolish the Designated Hitter Do you prefer a bases loaded double that clears the bases and involves an exciting play at home plate or a boring three-run homerun where the baserunners trot around the bases while the defense stands around with dazed looks about them Would you prefer stolen bases, squeeze plays, and trying to move the baserunners to make something happen as opposed to a team waiting for someone to hit a homerun If you prefer the aforementioned as opposed to the later then consider...
  • Mexican Baseball Team
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    Hall of Famer, Lou Ghe rig, once said, "There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all" (ZNET). Baseball: America's favorite pastime. Hot dogs. Draft beer. Tamales? Baseball is commonly considered to be an American pastime, a source of entertainment for the Anglo, blue-collar workingman. What is not known is the role baseball played in the lives of Mexican Americans, and the struggles to earn acceptance among the Caucasian inhabitants of the United...
  • Girls Of The Baseball Teams
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    This film was first set in the 1990's, however it started off as one of the baseball players from the 1940's attending their installation in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The story is told as one long flashback to the 1940's. The physical setting of the film was in Cities of America including Chicago, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and New York, where the Baseball teams played their games. The film contained feelings of war, happiness, sadness, friendship, persistence and hardship. The Second World Wa...
  • Mickey Charles Mantle
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    Mickey Charles Mantle was born on October 20, 1931, in Spavin aw, Oklahoma. Mantle's parents were named Elvin ("Mutt") and Lowell Mantle. His nickname was "The Mick", and he was a switch-hitter, who went on to win four home-run championships, a Triple Crown, and three most valuable player awards during his 18-year career with the New York Yankees. Mickey was barely out 2 years old before he was practicing baseball with his father who was a semi-pro baseball player. Mutt Mantle was so involved wi...
  • League For Black Ball Players
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    Black baseball excelled during a transitional time in American culture. Due to the color barrier blacks were not permitted to play along side whites in the Major Leagues. However, this would not stop African Americans from playing baseball. Thanks to some key managers and players, several black leagues were formed. Despite racial adversity, and financial insecurity, and the Great Depression, black baseball survived for over a decade producing many great African American athletes. Baseball began ...
  • Baseball Players From Ten Teams
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    Baseball has been a part of American life scene the beginning of the century. Baseball has provided American citizens with entertainment. Baseball has also given people hope when they are down, because their team will always be there. In New York City 1842 the first professional baseball club was founded, the New York Knickerbockers by Alexander Cartwright. The Knickerbockers where the first team to develop a system of rules for the game in 1845. They re where twenty rules for baseball. One of t...
  • National League Of Professional Baseball Clubs
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    Deeply embedded in the folklore of American sports is the story of baseball's supposed invention by a young West Point cadet, Abner Doubleday, in the summer of 1839 at the village of Cooperstown, New York. Because of the numerous types of baseball, or rather games similar to it, the origin of the game has been disputed for decades by sports historians all over the world. In 1839, in Cooperstown, New York, Doubleday supposedly started the great game of baseball. Doubleday, also a famous Union gen...

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