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  • Personal Narrative: San Francisco Giants

    loved baseball. My parents let me play and watch all sports as a child, but I was drawn to baseball for as long as I can remember. I played baseball from the time I was five years old to the time I was fourteen years old, and the only thing that stopped me, was an injury. In eighth grade, I managed to tear the labrum in my left shoulder by diving for a ball and jamming the shoulder while landing. Sadly, I had to switch over to golf, but I have never lost my passion for the game. I love baseball because of the history, the statistics, and the memories the game provides me. History is part of the reason why baseball is so special. I can look back at my favorite team, the San Francisco Giants, and see how the team did all the way back in the late 1800’s. In fact, the franchise that is the current day Giants dates back all the way to May 1, 1883 (Fleming.) It is truly incredible how far back this sport goes. You can look up any random player and that player is…

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  • Desegregation Of Baseball

    One team being the Cleveland Indians; they signed Larry Doby to their team. Larry Doby played as a center fielder and later went on to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998. By the end of Mr. Doby’s professional baseball career, he ended up hitting a total of two hundred fifty-three home runs. Additionally, in 1947, the Saint Louis Browns signed Hank Thompson as a right fielder. Mr. Thompson later went on to win a World Series Championship with the New York Giants in 1954.…

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  • Mr. Baseball Analysis

    They had many of the same concepts and rules, and even some of the same team names. Japan adopted some major team’s names such as the the Giants and the Braves. The Giants were shown in the film, and although Jack Elliot’s team was called the Dragons, the logo and colors oddly resembled the Brooklyn Dodgers. Japan even has a Baseball Hall of Fame, just like America. Audiences are used to seeing films with players being traded between major and minor league teams, but this was an unusual twist…

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  • Futbol, Football: The Most Popular Sport

    Throughout the baseball regular season there are a 100 plus games played. In the first image is a regular season San Francisco Giants game. The photographer is defiantly capturing this image from across the stadium and about same level. As you can see some fans are jumping for joy, others are seating in excitement, and most not even paying attention. The angle and area which the photographer specifically choose to shoot, gives off the impression he wanted to exposed the typical fan at a baseball…

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  • Why Baseball Is America's Pastime

    Field of Dreams, A League of Their Own, The Natural; to name a few. I believe it’s because baseball reminds of us of a simpler time. Thinking back on my childhood; my summer days were spent at the ball park, watching my brother play. There is a comforting feeling about watching baseball, and I think it’s because we relate it to our siblings, parents, cousins; it’s a family event. It’s a family tradition that is passed down from generation to generation. Essentially, you inherit your family’s…

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  • Antitrust Exemption In Sports

    million dollar deal with the Yankees, which helped the creation of bidding wars for free agents today. This allows for a fair way for the team to get the players they want for not only their team but for the fans to enjoy a new superstar. (Seib) It is said that one of the problems with free agency is that the richest teams are able to get the best players in the market, and that would lead to the competitive balance, being destroyed. That has not happened to a disastrous extent but has still…

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  • The Curse Of The Billy Goat

    have been an out. Unsurprisingly it was all downhill from there; the Cubs committed a series of embarrassing errors that lost them the game, and eventually the series. Following the devastating loss, grieving fans bought the ball that Bartman caught for over $100,000 and blew it up, in yet another attempt to break the curse (Landrey). After years of ill-fated attempts to break the curse, the prayers of Cubs’ fans everywhere were answered (“The Billy Goat Curse”). 2016 was like many other…

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  • A League Of Their Own Social Roles

    “A league of their own” is a film which follows the story of a women’s league baseball team. The film was set in 1943, a period when baseball was predominately a male sport. The sudden arise of a women only team was met with ridicule. This essay analyzes the social structure of the women’s baseball team with a focus on the concept of status inconsistency. We examine the negative view of the females as baseball players and how the females developed to overcome that problem. The film is set…

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  • Racial Integration In The Sandlot

    The Sandlot is a coming-of-age comedy film about young baseball players in the summer of 1962. Scotty Smalls moves to a new town in California, wants to be friends w the 8 boys on the neighborhood sandlot baseball team. They all take baseball really seriously. Scotty gets to play but is humiliated because he can’t catch or throw. With the help of his teammate Benny, he learns. He and his teammates get into all sorts of shenanigans, like getting kicked out of the pool and throwing up on an…

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  • Jackie Robinson: The Best Baseball Player

    had a decent batting average. Robinson 's main position on the field was second base, and he was considered one of the best during his time. He had an average arm, but he made up for it by making double plays and getting rid of the ball quickly. He could also play first base, third base, and left field if the team needed him to (Swaine). In his first major league season, he helped the team win the National League pennant. That season, he hit 12 home runs, led the league in stolen bases, and was…

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