He made all the young black kids believe they could participate in a sport that was originally made for caucasians. In 1952 he was brought into the team Milwaukee Braves. Probably Hank’s most famous act was the day he broke Babe Ruth’s home run score. It was April 8, 1974, the day everyone was waiting to see if it could truly happen, when Hank hit his 715 home run. But it wasn’t till 1982 that Hank earned his place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. 1990 was the year Hank wrote as well as published his autobiography, I Had a Hammer. In reward of his symbolism for all blacks, Hank received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002 from President George Bush. He had also received the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for his close ties with Japanese Baseball Legend Sadaharu Oh plus his promoting of the two countries shared love, baseball. “My motto was to always keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging” Hank Aaron once said.
With the way the author, Bryson describes George Ruth’s upbringing and the tough hand that Babe was dealt with at such an early age, it seems as if he painted a fairy tale with happily ever after at the end. To read and to try and grasp what Babe Ruth was able to achieve, it is the most unbelievable underdog story that I have ever read. While I was reading, I had the feeling that Bill Bryson believed that George Ruth was a good person and even coming from such a rough city such as Baltimore. He even disagreed with what babe said in his autobiography. In the book, Bryson says “The opening sentence of Ruth’s autobiography is, “I was a bad kid.” Which is no more than partly true” (Bryson 107). By just the second sentence in the second paragraph, it is clear that Bryson thought, even since Ruth’s childhood, he is a good kid who was stuck behind the 8-ball. Coming from an impoverished family, having almost all of his siblings die, losing both his father and mother who were “distracted” anyway. His mother slowly dying of tuberculosis and his father single-handedly running their saloon during all of his waking hours just so they could have money to survive (Bryson 107). While reading this initial background on Babe Ruth, I didn’t know just how rough he had it. I assumed like most of the athletes in today’s world, his family was able to pay for him to have baseball lessons and training with some of the best trainers that money can buy. Knowing that Babe Ruth was the epitome of an
George Herman Ruth, better known as Babe Ruth, is an American baseball hero due to his successes that have allowed him to become a household name even after his passing. His great legacy lives on, but for those not alive during his reign over baseball, it is sometimes hard to grasp the Babe’s true life story, which is where film comes into play. In the several films about Babe Ruth, many differentiating perspectives about his life are introduced. In The Babe Ruth Story (1948) and The Babe (1992), we are shown two very different versions of the ‘Great Bambino’. With the help of Ardolino’s analysis of the deification and deconstruction of Ruth in Reel Baseball, it is easy to see the similarities and differences between the two Hollywood Babes. Ardolino states that, “In fact, these movies are dialectically related: the first is an attempt to sacralize Ruth’s checkered life, and the latter is an attempt to replace the hagiography with a Dickensian psychodrama of a bumbling Bacchus who belches, farts, indulges his appetites, is haunted by his past, explodes irrationally when he is called ‘incorrigible’ and never gains any measure of self-control” (115-16). Ardolino’s chapter thoroughly discussed the portrayals of Babe Ruth as a character, which brings to light the similarities and differences portrayed in both Hollywood films. After screening the Hollywood films, we move to screen the documentary about Ruth, a blatant deification, which treats his life story much differently.
Everybody knows that Henry Aaron holds the record for the most career homeruns. But most of them probably do not know that he also holds the record for the most career Runs Batted In (RBIs) with 2297. The reason is that this record is not as glamorous. Well, not everything about Hank Aaron was glamorous. He had to overcome great odds and work very hard to get where he is today. Henry Louis Aaron was born on February 5, 1934. Ironically, Aaron was born one day before Babe Ruth’s birthday. This was right in the middle of the Great Depression. Because of the fact that it was the Great Depression, his father was lucky to bring home seventy five to eighty dollars per week. His childhood was not luxurious. Something that he used to do for fun
In addition, Babe Ruth is inspiring in many different ways. Primary, he teaches us that if we follow our dreams anything is possible. Ruth shows that our lives can change tremendously, because he transitioned from a poor, bad life to living in the riches and having a great life just because he followed his dream of becoming an incredible baseball player. He also inspires others by how he plays; he plays not only for himself, but he plays for others. He dedicated himself to baseball because that’s what he loved to do. He thought that you shouldn’t do anything you don’t love, do things that you love to
Early Life: The second of nine of Herbert and Estella Aaron’s , he weighed just 2 and 1/4 pounds at birth. Hank was a quiet boy who just had one or two friends in the neighborhood. When Hank was eight he saw his first major league game. After the game he knew he wanted to be a major league baseball player which is a good dream because it makes you work hard to make it come true. Hank would sometimes skip school and go down to the baseball bleachers and liked watch players like Joe Dimagio, and Micky Mantel. When his parents found out that
First, who was Babe Ruth; based on the book “Babe Ruth” by Tracy Brown Collins, his real name was George Herman Ruth the same as his father, he was born on February 6, 1895, in Baltimore, Maryland, but what is interesting is that for many years he believed that he was born on February 07, 1894, until he got his birth certificate when he was required to get his passport and found out his real date of birth.
Hank Aaron is most commonly known for beating Babe Ruth's home run record of 714. He overcame racism and became one of the best players to ever play the game of baseball. He is a very rare, cross hitting Right Fielder. If you are a left handed hitter, you will have your left hand on the top of the bat handle and the right on the bottom. For righties it is vice-versa. But Hank was different. He was a lefty but he had his right hand on top and it made his swing look very awkward. However, he broke many records, had an award named after him, and even wrote his own book!
To begin, on January 30th, 1919 Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. His parents were Mallie Robinson and Jerry Robinson. He was the youngest of 5 children. His siblings were Edgar, Frank, Mack, and Willa Mae. After Jackie was born His father left home. Mallie Robinson and the kids had to move to California when Jackie was young. It took over a week on the train ride to California. Jackie’s family was the only black family on their tree lined block in Pasadena. Jackie liked to watch his brother Mack play baseball in the sandlot. One day there wasn’t enough players on a team,
He was the youngest of 5. in 1937 he enrolled in pasadena junior college. His first year he was a shortstop and hit over 400 and stole over 20 bases in 25 games. During his second year, he played football. He ran for more than 1,000 yards and scored 17 touchdowns in 11 wins. He ever was a kick returner and ran back a 104 yard kickoff to the house for a touchdown. in the same year he played basketball and scored about 19 points a game and led his team to a championship. Later the same year he was MVP on his baseball team leading them to a championship, all while running track. the next year he went to UCLA on a scholarship for football and led the nation with a average of 12 yards a carry. He was the first four-letter athlete at UCLA playing baseball, football, track, and basketball. He later met a nursing student, Rachel Isum, his future wife. After he left college in 1942 he was drafted into the Army and was involved in World War II.For the next seventeen years, Jackie lived a great life after retiring from baseball. He was chosen to be in the Hall Of Fame in 1962. He was a advocate to bring public attention to the African American struggle and to help end racial discrimination..For the next seventeen years, until his death in 1972, Robinson lived an extraordinary yet difficult life.Opponents were always an issue with Jackie. During the games they would use racial slurs and rather cruel
Hammerin’ Hank was one of the best baseball players that have played in the league. Not only do many of his records still stand, he was also a leader off the field. As a kid growing up in a small town with very little money working hard was the only thing he knew how to do. Hank Aaron is trying to help people reach their full potential through his actions, including how he helped black athletes play baseball, starting a charity for kids that would don’t grow up well, and breaking the glass ceiling for blacks in the corporate world.
Hank Aaron, byname of Henry Louis Aaron, (born February 5, 1934, Mobile, Alabama, U.S.), American professional baseball player who, during 23 seasons in the major leagues (1954–76), surpassed batting records set by some of the greatest hitters in the game, including Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Stan Musial.
Jamie K PE Report 6215 Babe Ruth A famous baseball player known for his legendary power on the field and charismatic personality. He earned the nicknames “The Bambino” and “The Sultan of Swat” because of his outstanding records. He set records for home runs (714), runs batted in (2,213), slugging percentage (.690), bases on balls (2,062), onbase plus slugging (1,164). After Ruth was signed in to play in minorleague baseball for the minor the Baltimore Orioles, he was soon sold to the Red Sox.
"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me.....All I ask is that you respect me as a human being" (Robinson).Baseball legend Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 to Jerry and Mallie Robinson In Cairo, Georgia where he became the youngest of five children. Jackie's father Jerry was a sharecropper and taught the family important lessons, like to stay out of trouble and follow the law Jackie's mom Mallie raised the family by herself. After Jackie's father left the family, the Robinson family moved to Pasadena where Jack went to UCLA (History.com). African Americans could play baseball professionally, Jackie Robinson made history by becoming the first professional African American baseball player, and paved the way for future African American baseball players.