My Childhood Into High School Essay

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I was born in Long Branch, New Jersey and grew up in Middletown, New Jersey. I have an older brother and am lucky enough to have a twin sister as well. My dad was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and my mom was born in Pittsburgh.
Very early in my childhood, I found a great passion for playing sports. I started playing baseball, T-ball to be exact, as early as 4 years old. I played other sports growing up including soccer and basketball, however, baseball seemed to be the sport that interested me the most.
When I finally moved to Holmdel, New Jersey, where I spent the rest of my childhood, I continued to play baseball. I continued to play baseball throughout my childhood into high school, as I soon started to think about whether or not to play ball in college. After receiving a few offers to play in college during my senior season, I still was not convinced that playing in college would be the best decision for me. It turned out that this tough decision became an easy one after April 8th, 2014, the last day I ever threw a baseball on the mound. Facing our cross-town rivals, I was called on to start the game on very short rest. I began pitching a phenomenal game, allowing zero runs in three innings. Then the fourth inning came around and the second pitch of the inning ended up being not only my last of the game, but the last of my career. That game I ended up straining and almost tearing my UCL in my elbow. I was devastated when I soon started to realize I was not
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