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Assignment #1: Baseball Reference!

24 times that the now-24-year-old Shohei Ohtani has made our jaws drop | MLB .com

I started to watch baseball again after I saw the juniors do something massive in the past years

Specially young talents from my country braking records of big players. I have been watching baseball all my life since is a huge deal in my country. Now that I’m older, I start to understand a lot beyond the game that I couldn’t understand back in the day. As I watched this season I saw how Juan Soto in the 2019 world series and even now broke so many records. Then I started thinking, who were the people that originally set the record. Because it is way easier to break something then actually being the first one in doing it.

Baseball Reference front page

While I was doing a research I found a website recently that have store all the data from games even from 1900. Everybody knows Babe Ruth, what he did will stay in baseball forever. But if it wasn’t for this website, I would never know the story of Ty Cobb.

Ty Cobb Once Beat Babe Ruth … at Golf | SwingU Clubhouse
Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb

He’s a legend of the same era as Babe Ruth. While I was looking at his stats on the website. I couldn’t understand why he was a Hall of Fame. It has been so long ago since he played, when I saw only 117 home runs I was confused. How can a HoF only have 117 HR, it didn’t make sense to me…

This is what someone who saw him play have to say

Warm up this winter and work on your baseball skills with Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth | MLB.com

Until I looked to the left and saw the second  most hit of all time was set by him in his era. It was impressive for me to think that, I would never have though that man would be the person with so many hits after seeing his HR so low in 24 seasons. That was the first time I saw him on the website. Since then, I have been looking at so many other players that I didn’t get to see play, but their records I don’t think would ever be broken. I hope I get to talk about another player next post, “The player who got tired of hitting“. Leave in the comments who you think this player is.

3 thoughts on “Assignment #1: Baseball Reference!”

  1. Great work on this! Love the storytelling and imagery and media applied!
    What Im missing is, the context. Is this assignment #1? If so, make sure the post addresses the assignment specifications and mentions the assignment in the post. Thank you! Let me know if I can help. Good stuff!

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