Sitting Bull once quoted, “If I agree to dispose of any part of our land to the white people I would feel guilty of taking food away from our children's mouths, and I do not wish to be that mean” ( "Sitting Bull Quotes ). Sitting Bull was a kind and compassionate man that had admiration for the Lakota tribe and the tribe's land, and was also known to have led the Lakota tribe to safety during the many years of defiance against the new American policies. Recognized and admired by the Lakota tribe, Sitting Bull was one of the most famous Native American Chiefs who was known for his bravery to bring fair treatment to his people.
In 1927, Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees changed the face of baseball by setting numerous records and being arguably one of the greatest baseball teams of all-time. Behind the outstanding play of Babe Ruth, teammate Lou Gehrig was also performing at an amazingly high level but was shadowed by Ruth’s legendary season. Lou Gehrig’s play that season started to declined though due to his concern for his mother while she was in surgery. “His heart wasn’t in the game. All he could think about was his beloved momma” (Bryson 778). And with Lou Gehrig’s decline that season, the spotlight was on Babe Ruth and his legendary season that players today cannot even match.
Sitting Bull, the legendary chief of American Indian, who was described as a great warrior with many great fighting virtues of bravery, strength and insight. People cannot talk about Sitting Bull without mentioning the historic war known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Do you think billy the kid (Henry McCarty Jr.) took a stand?Most people wouldn't think he does because he kills and he robs places. But that’s why because people don't see the good side of him like how he stood up for his boss or how when he stole butter as a kid he did it for his city. Billy the Kid moved to Arizona briefly before joining up with a gang of gunfighters called The Boys to fight in the Lincoln County War. Known as “The Kid” Billy switched to the opposition to fight with John Tunstall under the name “The Regulators”. Barely escaping with his life, McCarty became an outlaw and a fugitive. He died on July 14th, 1881 in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. He was born November 23, 1859, in New York City. Billy the kid had sandy blond hair and blue eyes and wore a signature sugar-loaf sombrero hat with a wide decorative band. He could be charming and polite one moment, then outraged and violent the next, a quixotic nature, he used to great effect during his heists and robberies.”
This superstitious act only scratches the surface of what is the Curse of the Billy Goat. This is just one tale about unfortunate incidents that occurred during Cubs games, potentially making them lose the game and continue their terrible losing streak. Regardless of whether or not people believed in superstition, Bartman’s deflection has contributed to volumes of texts about the mythological element of the Cubs’ losing “curse” (Crepeau,
In 1978, the Red Sox held a 14-game lead in the American League East over the Yankees on July 18. However, the Yankees subsequently caught fire, eventually winning the division by three games. In the 1986 World Series, Boston took a 5–3 lead in the top of the 10th inning. Red Sox reliever Calvin Schiraldi retired the first two batters, putting the team within one out of winning the World Series. However, the New York Mets scored three runs and winning it when Boston first baseman Bill Buckner allowed a ground ball to roll through his legs. In 2003, the Red Sox were playing the Yankees in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series. Boston held a 5–2 lead in the eighth inning, and Boston opted to stay with starting pitcher Pedro Martínez rather than go to the bullpen. New York rallied against the tired Martínez, scoring three runs on a single and three doubles to tie the game. Then in bottom of the 11th inning, Aaron Boone launched a solo home run to win the game and the pennant for the Yankees. Similar to Boston, Chicago had The Curse of the Billy Goat. The curse was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball franchise in 1945 by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis that lasted from 1945-2016. Between that 1908 triumph, which was the Cubs ' second world championship (they 'd also won the Series in 1907) Before the “curse” Chicago had won national League Pennants in 1910,
It is 1945, World War II is ending and Harry S. Truman is president. The Chicago Cubs make it to the World Series that year. Its game four of the world series a tavern owner in Chicago buys two tickets to watch the game, one for him and one for his pet goat. Wrigley did not allow his goat into the stadium and said in anger “The Cubs ain't gonna win no more!”(Bill Sianis,1945). Unfortunately this curse was true until about two weeks ago which the curse was broken. You could say he didn’t specify if they wouldn’t win the World Series again or even make it to the World Series at all. If you thought that they would never make it to a World Series again, the funny thing is that the Cubs Clinched the World Series spot on the anniversary of Bill Sianis death. Harry Caray was a Cubs sports announcer from 1982-1997. In the last game of a season he said that the Cubs were going to win the World Series sooner than people think. Unfortunately he didn’t see it happen.(Rolando
In all of their recent seasons, the Chicago Cubs have been surrounded by low expectations. But this year's team saw those low expectations for a different reason than its past iterations. Rather than being like previous Cubs teams whose low
Nowhere in the country is he more popular than in Seattle, where he is considered the savior of baseball in the city. In the 1980s, the Mariners were a historically moribund franchise playing in the crumbling Kingdome. Prior to his arrival, the Mariners had been seriously considering a move to Washington DC, but that all changed once Griffey came (Fort, 2000, p. 313). His exciting style of play immediately attracted fans and attention to the franchise (Caple, 2010). In 1995, Griffey led a miracle rally to the Mariners first playoff appearance in decades (Reader, 2010), and capped the season by scoring the game winning run to defeat the New York Yankees in the first round (Schaefer, 2003, p.6). His rise rejuvenated baseball and the city in general, leading the building of the new stadium, Safeco Field, dubbed the “House That Griffey Built”.
Anyone who knows anything about baseball knows that quite a few moving pieces go into winning a game, importantly a series, more importantly, a championship. Fundamentals, timely hitting, pitching and old fashioned luck. However, Theo Epstein needs to be awarded the credit due his way. Epstein traded for Rizzo, pulled off a one-sided deal for Arrieta and drafted Kris Bryant. Add on the signings of Jon Lester, Jon Lackey, Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward and you have the 2016 World Series Champions. No, seriously, you do. He did
The year was 1919, and baseball was in the air. The Chicago White Sox had the World Series locked up when scandal struck. It would come to be known as the “Black Sox Scandal” when a group of players were paid by gamblers to throw the 1919 World Series, including the great Joe Jackson. It was one of baseball’s darkest hours, and still lives in infamy inside the hearts of baseball fans all across the world, especially in the south-side of Chicago, the home of the White Sox.
All great legends in history must be honored for their sacrifice and leadership that marks a path in recent history. This is why one of the most patriotic and legendary warriors of the Old West known as Crazy Horse is still considered a historical symbol. Crazy Horse was a true American Indian whose independent and fierce spirit during a battle aids as an example of how a leader ought to be. His journey is a celebration of his time and his legacy. Let us reminisce about this era and how Crazy Horse arose to be a fearless Lakota leader.
He had intimidation skills, and he burned with a dark fire. He wanted passionately to win. He bore the burden of a pioneer and the weight made his more strong. If one can be certain of anything in baseball, it is that we shall not look upon his like again" (Kahn, 1972).
The tables have turned on the South side fans as the Chicago White Sox's began to claim the lonely bottom of Major League baseball with it fans having to endure the same test of loyalty as the Cubs faithful Northside fans. It would take being cursed by an angry fan, and 107 years of losing to make an even comparison
Wyatt Earp, a resigned peace officer with an outstanding notoriety, reunites with his siblings Virgil and Morgan in Tucson, Arizona, where they wonder on towards Tombstone, a little mining town, to settle down. There they meet Wyatt's long-time supporter Doc Holliday, a Southern player and master gunslinger, who looks for help from his exacerbating lung disease. Josephine Marcus and Mr. Fabian are also newly arrived in Tombstone with a travelling theater group. In the interim, Wyatt's custom-based law spouse, Mattie Blaylock, is becoming dependent on a strong opiate. Wyatt and his siblings start to make money from a stake in a betting emporium and cantina when they have their first meet with a band of criminals called the Cowboys, drove by