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  • Exercise Science In Sports

    Baseball has long been known as America’s Pastime. From the days of Babe Ruth to Nolan Ryan and other veterans succeeding, to rookies taking the game by storm recently, baseball is the true definition of a children’s game. Anybody, regardless of age, height, or weight, can play this beautiful game. Baseball is a sport that involves many instances of injury, especially the infamous Tommy John surgery that a large population of pitchers are getting done, as well as players wanting to better themselves and get an edge on their competition. Baseball recently has looked into the many areas of Exercise Science with new measurements and technology to reduce the amount and risk of injuries in today’s game, and increase the potential of the athletes.…

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  • Reflection Paper: Pull The Next One Up

    Playing first base, I always admired the position at the center of the field, the pitcher. It seemed that games could be won and lost based solely on that position. I both craved and shied away from the pressure. As I reflect on my softball days, it seems that the relationship between pitcher and catcher was the single most important factor for a successful team. The pitcher pours her heart out on the mound, but every effort, ball, strike or in the dirt is carefully received by the catcher.…

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  • Pool Play Narrative

    morning. The battle for the rings softball tournament. All morning I have been playing at 3rd base. I'm the starting 3rd baseman. At 3rd you have to think because you do a lot and I think what's happening in the game. Sometimes I think too much, when I get in my head I tense up. I always do it. I play well at 3rd, I have made some well plays. One time we were playing this one team and they are known for being tricky. There was no one on base and our pitcher walked someone. She was running to…

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  • Descriptive Essay: A Dream Of Baseball

    Being the batter in the bottom of the ninth inning of the championship game, with two outs, bases loaded, and down by one run is both a baseball player’s most glorious dream and most onerous nightmare. This dream was my opportunity as I stepped up to the plate in the Delaware Regional Senior League championship game. The few metal bleachers near home plate at Leroy Hill Park were packed with families from all around Delaware, meanwhile those without a space set up lawn chairs around the…

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  • Write A Narrative Essay On Sabermetrics

    how "Eck" would be the first pitcher to ever claim a 20 win season and a 50 save season in a career. These odd numbers would catch my attention and grasp it firmly to this day, although in a much more advanced way. During middle school lunchtime, it would always be a competition between me and my friends to convince each other that our favorite players were the best in the league. We would toss our elaborate jargon at each other seeing who could outwit whom, saying things like, "Andre Ethier…

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  • Baseball Cleaching Research Paper

    For my microcycle project I was given the sport position of a baseball pitcher. Baseball pitching is an extremely explosive and sometimes an unnatural movement. The main parts of being a good pitcher is to have velocity, position, and movement. In order for there to be a successful pitch, Chris Blake of the New England Musculoskeletal Institute at the UConn Health Center says that there are 6 phases the body must go through. Phase 1 is the wind-up. This is where your knee comes up and stores…

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  • Creatine Supplement Essay

    positive and negative benefits of creatine when taken as a supplement for an athlete (a baseball pitcher) whose desire is to become bigger and stronger at the collegiate level. Creatine was first introduced by a company to the U.S. in 1993 by a supplement company called “experimental and Applied Sciences”. Since its introduction is has become one of the most demanded products on the market. The creatine monohydrate mimics the natural creatine produced in the kidney, liver, and pancreas.…

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  • Descriptive Essay: The Baseball Diamond

    Instantly my heart started to race and I could just feel the energy has taken over my body and mind. I ran down the baseball field and just stared like it was the first thing I had ever seen. Finally my dad caught up to me and he asked “what position do you want to play”? Infield, that’s where the action is dad! From that day on, starting each spring for nine years, I was outside practicing to be the best player I could be. Still to this day, even though I don’t play baseball anymore, nothing…

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  • Process Essay: How To Hit A Baseball Player

    and a lot of players; some people might even call it boring. But to me is a sport full of action and really tough plays where most of the action takes place at the home plate. This is because here stands the batter waiting anxiously for the pitcher to deliver the pitch, so he can try to hit it. In television those professional players make it seem very easy to hit the ball and do home runs, yet in real life a person can have some trouble hitting the ball. Mostly those players are able to hit…

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  • Personal Narrative: Just A Blur

    terrible even if a major league first baseman tried to catch it they could not reach it. My dad and the other coaches became frustrated. Coach Dave, Sabrina’s dad, began to scream. He called a huddle and we all sprinted into it. If we had not sprinted, we would have been running laps until the umpire said “play ball”. Coach Dave was more clam than I thought he was going to be. He explained how we needed to keep our elbows up and close our hips otherwise we would not have any accuracy. We were…

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