The Last Home Run

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  • John Grogan Character Analysis

    For example, one trait Marley possessed was empathy, “Our rambunctious, wired dog stood with his shoulders between Jenny’s knees, his big blocky head resting quietly in her lap… They stayed like that for a long time, Marley statue-still, Jenny clutching him to her like a oversized doll” (Grogan 49). Jenny and John had only seen the energetic side of Marley; as far as they knew, he would jump all over people no matter what. However, after Jenny came home from her abortion, Marley just knew she was hurting; he comforted the young couple as if he understood their exact situation. In addition, Marley was a friend to everyone and everything he saw, “Marley was out in front, chugging forward with every ounce of rippling muscle he had… I saw just where Marley was heading… Fifty feet down the sidewalk, a delicate French poodle lingered at her owner’s side…” (178). This shows that Marley wasn't judgemental; all he wanted to do was spread the joy he felt to others. He always treated everyone and everything he encountered with love and was truly a man’s best friend. Though Marley was friendly, he was not afraid to be protective over his family, “When I looked up, there he stood, ten feet from us, facing…

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  • The Steroid Era

    called, Steroid Era. It is named the Steroid Era because players over the last two decades have been caught using performance enhancers, which has become the latest major problem in the MLB. Performance enhancing drugs, which are commonly known as PED’s, means basically what it states; it enhances a player’s performance on the field. Over the last few years, members of the BBWAA have not voted in players that have been caught using steroids into the Hall of Fame. However, there are many…

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  • Babe Ruth: The Baseball Hall Of Fame

    Babe dominated the game. “He changed baseball from a grind it out style to one of power and high scoring games.” He made all the record books from a hitting standpoint and a batting standpoint. In 1920, he bested the home run record he already set by belting 54 home runs. It is said that his 1921 season may have been the greatest in MLB history. That season, he made a new record of 59 home runs, drove in 171 RBI, scored 177 runs, batted .376 and had an .846 slugging percentage. With Babe in the…

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  • Dingers For Days: A Short Story

    hibernation. The morning of the big game was psychotic but also stolid. Ace and Reese went to the field for one last practice before the big game. They worked so hard, they had felt very tedious by the time they had finished their training session. A few hours later, it was time to get ready when Ace found Reese in the locker room cynical about starting as an outfielder. The whole team got together and assuaged Reese with profound words to get him prepared for the big game. After the big pep…

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  • Steroids In Baseball

    Former big leaguer, Ken Caminiti, discussed his steroid usage in the late 90’s with TomVerducci, who writes for Sports Illustrated primarily about baseball. He is also a field reporter for the MLB postseson. In 1996 Caminiti began taking steroids to recover from a shoulder injury. In the second half of that season, Caminiti hit 28 home runs—his previous high for a season had been 26. Caminiti finished the season with 40 home runs, a .326 batting average, and 130 runs batted in. Each of these far…

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  • How Does Softball Affect My Life

    forward to be able to step out on the field with my teammates. In the games, I batted as the clean up batter which is the fourth batter. I was the one the team looked forward to scoring the runs and winning the games. Only being eight years old, and my teammates and our fans counting on me put more than enough pressure on me; so much I could not handle it sometimes. I remember being up to bat the bases were loaded, and there was two outs. We was down by one run, I had the chance to win the game.…

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  • A Narrative Essay On One Day Addien

    I am going to hit this out of the park then his dad said do not be cokey. Then the pitch came right in his sweet spot and he hit a home run which won they the game. They started to celebrate and they were opening jesus bottles and spraying the juice on each other. Then he went back home and went to bed for the night. Then it was morning and the game to see who wins the cup was today after school. After school he went to the game and then the coach said if we win the cup he get to go to a…

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  • Babe Ruth Research Paper

    Ruth lead the Boston Red Sox to 3 Championships. Babe Ruth also pitched a still-record 13 scoreless inning in one game. The Boston Red Sox owner needed money so he decided to sell Babe Ruth to pay bills and debts. The New York Yankees took him in December 1919 for the total of $100,000. Back then that would have been lots of money. While Babe Ruth was with the Yankees he won them 4 World Series titles over the next 15 seasons. In 1919, Babe Ruth set a single season home run record of 29…

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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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  • Personal Narrative: San Francisco Giants

    heirloom. I have fond memories of going to Friday night San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers games, and my grandfather, has memories of going to Friday night New York Giants vs. Brooklyn Dodgers. I not only enjoy history, but I love statistics and baseball is filled with statistics. I have been into statistics for quite some time now and it has made me love baseball even more than I use to. I am always on the prowl for new stats and even read articles (mainly from FiveThirtyEight)…

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