You probably already knew about it, but for those who did not, baseball is hailed as America’s national pastime. Many of us played baseball or softball since childhood and a lot have had a good memory to share with one another. Generally, most of us have some baseball memory to share with one another and it is a good topic to talk about to someone you met in a train.
Different people have different memories from playing this game, but I hope most of them are fun and enjoyable. The first baseball memory that I can share is when my father introduced me to the game. He gave me a bat and a high end baseball glove. He told me that baseball, unlike other sports, does not need height much, the only thing you need is strength and focus. Then, after that, everything started to change. I was hooked with the game and every day after school, my friends and I would go to the schoolyards to play baseball. I loved this game but when I went to college, I slowly lost time to enjoy playing the game. But I’m still finding my way to baseball when I have some leisure time. I mean, sports are great for the body, isn’t it? When I get back to the place where I and my friends usually play it, I always get nostalgic.
Why baseball became America’s national pastime, you ask. This is simply because this game remained firm even during times of war and depression. No on and nothing seems to be able to stop the baseball madness of American fans. In addition to that, spectacular events happened during the games and there are events that shaped and changed America’s history too.
One of the most unforgettable moment in American Baseball history is the event where the Brooklyn Dodger’s Jackie Robinson joined the league. He became the first African-American to join the league in 1947. Before that, black players have been restricted to their own league, the Negro League. There is also Babe Ruth who led the New York Yankees to seven World Series titles and he became a national hero for the strength of his homeruns.
Today, I still loved watching baseball games from TV and when I have the opportunity, I will always play baseball. It could be better if I could still play on the school gym and vacant lot where we used to play but sadly, they’re completely.
John’s Baseball Memories
It has to be watching Bob Gibson for the first time. I was a kid who knew nothing about the game when my parents took me to Busch Stadium for my first Cardinals game. I saw an unbelievably tough man whose pride and brilliance were apparent every single time he took the mound. And, yes, he could probably still get batters out today.
Probably having the snacks after the game. You play and, you know, as a kid you just go out there and have fun, and then after the game you look forward to playing with your friends, hanging out, having a little barbeque after the game.