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Second And Third Rev Ed
1,314 words... field is square, with 90 ft (27. 4 m) on each side. The corner farthest from the outfield fence is home plate, and the other bases -- first, second, and third -- run counterclockwise. The pitcher's mound, an 18 -ft (5. 5 -m) circle inclining upward toward a small rectangular rubber slab in the center, lies inside the square 60 ft 6 in. (18 m) from home plate. The outfield ends at an outer fence, the distance of which from home plate varies with the shape of the field. It is usually about 76 ...
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Anabolic Steroids Mark Mcgwire
628 wordsSteroids. It is a familiar word with typically negative connotations. No doubt, most have heard about athletes who abuse steroids and are looked upon as superhero types. On the other hand, some may be all too aware of the bad side effects associated with steroid medications, including heart and liver damage. Steroids should be banned from athletic usage because of the negative long-term effects and influence on teens. More than a million people in the U. S. are thought to have used steroids, 48 ...
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Blue Jays Seven Months
1,434 wordsDon't ask why, just wave goodbye, Baseball Weekly Blame it on the juiced baseball. Blame it on the juiced players. Blame it on the shrinking strike zone. Blame it on the shrinking pitching talent pool. Blame it on the easy-to-hit new ballparks. Blame it on the easy-to-see baseball. Blame it on all the new bat companies. Blame it on all the underground steroid use. "Hell, blame it on global warming, " Toronto Blue Jays manager Jim Fregosi says. "We " re blaming all these damn homers on everything...
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Fathers And Sons Grew Older
953 wordsBaseball is the language of both children and adults and can tell a story about the life of a man. When I was a boy baseball was a dominant force in my life as well as in the lives of those around me. I was sure that it had the potential to bring my father and I together. During my childhood, nothing captivated me like baseball. Baseball was freedom from household chores and the dreariness of my family home. Baseball was a mixture of skill, love and aggression: skill - if you weren't at least so...
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Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports
1,460 wordsIntroduction Performance enhancing drugs in sports has become a controversial topic in todays professional sports world, as pros and cons are discussed in the media and among professional organizations. Todays athletes continue to push the boundaries of excellence in performance and physical fitness. Helping these athletes are more refined training methods and technologies. Never have athletes had more training aids at their disposal. The down side is that never before have athletes had more opp...
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Baseball Player Good Players
770 wordsTo the average baseball fan there are many different types of players. There are pitchers, catchers, infielders, and outfielders; there are home run hitters, contact hitters, and speedsters; but to someone who really loves and appreciates the game there are really only two kinds of baseball players, those who are ballplayers and those who are not. The tenth edition of the Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines ballplayer as a noun that means "a person who plays ball; especially a baseba...
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Bernard Malamud Roy Hobbs
1,078 wordsOnce upon a time, a hero would be seen courageously riding on his magnificent steed into the cave of a fearsome dragon, clad with his shinning helmet, his enormous gauntlets, his breastplate displaying his coat of arms, and in his hands, a magnificent broad sword, prepared to strike at an instant. Today, that hero is seen confidently walking to home plate, his shinning helmet replaced by a dusty cap, his gauntlets replaced by batting gloves, his breastplate replaced by a simple jersey bearing th...
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Major League Baseball Testosterone Levels
1,479 wordsMark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals steps to the plate as the Major League season of 1998 is winding down. McGwire, who has been chasing the single season home run record, has sixty home runs. One more will tie him with Roger Maris, the all time single season home run record holder. McGwire awaits the pitch from the opposing pitcher. Its a little outside, ball one. He steps out of the batters box to regain composure. He wipes the sweat from his brow and steps in for pitch number two. This pi...
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Cheating The Sport A Baseball Tragedy
1,470 wordsCheating the Sport: A Baseball Tragedy Commercial baseball has long become a distinctive form of an economic contest. Unlike most economic contests, demand in baseball arises more from interest in observation of the contest itself (e. g. a race or a match) than in the outcome of the contest. Being observed by the millions of faithful fans, professional baseball becomes a mere tragedy in the context of everlasting discourses regarding numerous issues. From the critical point of view, there are va...
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Super Bowl Field Goal
2,837 wordsI was sitting in my chair in my room watching a college football game on ESPN 2, and I was looking for a topic for my report. I knew it would have to do with sports in some way. As I was watching the game, I realized that this game was getting interesting. A unranked, unknown team was beating a ranked team with a whole lot of talent. The game was getting close and before I knew it there was only 7 second left in the game. The unranked team had the ball at their opponents 25 yard line and were in...
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Act Of Hand Shaking Act Of Hand Trump
830 wordsDonald Trump, one of the great New York City business tycoons, has written several biographies that explain in detail his dealings in the business world and his personal life throughout his career. The book that I have read is titled Trump: The Art of the Comeback. In this biography Donald tells about the time in the eighties and early nineties that he was struggling financially because of the economy and the hardships that he went through to make a comeback. Each chapter tells a story about his...
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Joe Jackson Eight Men
2,025 wordsEight Men Out In the golden days of baseball, where the heros became legends and young fans could actually afford to pay to attend the games, an incident that would scar baseball for life was committed in the World Series of 1919. Based on the Elliot Asinofs 1963 best-seller of the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, Eight Men Out is an attempt to tell the story of how the White Sox were hired by gamblers to throw World Series. Film maker John Sayles brings in a variety of well- known actors to play roles o...
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