History about baseball in the USA (Part 3)

As shared in the previous article, baseball is a traditional game in the USA. Although it is not really as famous as basketball, football, tennis in this nation, it is practiced and popular in the daily life by the local.

To understand more detail about origins and growth of baseball at there, we continue to share some major events about history of baseball. Following our article if you love this game.

From the former article, we refer about period of baseball when it has been appeared in the first time at the USA to growth of professional tournament. Now, we refer development of baseball in the 20th Century until now.

Going to the new century, baseball has continued to develop and evolve throughout places in the USA as well many nations in the world like Latin America, Asia. 

Nowadays, estimated there are more than 100 nations to play baseball. Above all, Japan is the second nation who love and practice baseball popularly, only after the USA.

All national baseball teams have exchanged and competed in one international event, called the World series. It was established in the first time in 1903. The Boston Americans was the winner finally in the first season.

At the USA, baseball is under management by one association who take care of organization all domestic competitions as well training and practice pro athletes. Annually, they have organized the baseball championship with contribution of all big baseball clubs. The New York Yankees is maintaining the most titles in all seasons. They are the first team to use number on their back to distinguish names of members. Then opening the general rule about using name.

Almost baseball match is used the song “take me out to the ballgame” in the middle of the 7thinning. It is considered as unofficial anthem of baseball.

History about baseball in the USA (Part 2)

In this article, we continue to share major events about history as well origins of baseball. As referred before, baseball is a national team sport in the USA which is close with series of historical events in growth of sport and society. Therefore, all the local respect and love this sport.

In the former article, we introduce several periods to start baseball then the reason why rules and the first match was launched in the USA. Now, we guided the next events in baseball growth: how to move baseball from an amateur game into a professional game. It was a long process to change and adjust as followings.

Coming to professional baseball

In 1857, the national association of baseball player was established by representatives of 16 top teams in New York. Then they decided to organize the first championship about baseball which allowed all clubs in the USA to register.

To compete with stronger teams, some clubs employed talented players so that they owned good players. Some players were paid salary to join the season whereas someone was still amateur.

Until 1860 season, all clubs were publicized about professional baseball. It meant that players were paid salary and joined the Championship to reach prizes. This event started for professional baseball era.

In 1870 season, there was one conflict among teams, so the national association of baseball player was split into two groups: one amateur league and one group remained the name of association. Two groups organized their professional tournaments and didn’t break the right each other.

Although the rules had some differences between two groups, they had the same one rule about racism. Only white players were the right to join the professional leagues. This rule was strict to limit some talented players from the Africa.

Until 1947, one black player- Jackie Robinson became the first African- American person to join the tournament and be accepted. Because his talent was so powerful, he brought series of achievements for his team.

History about baseball in the USA (Part 1)

Baseball is considered as a traditional game in America. Although it has not be professional or famous as American basketball or football, baseball still shows a part of history and culture of the USA. So, it is always valuable in this nation.

In this article, we will discuss some major events about history of baseball in the USA. 

In general, baseball has complicated history about origins. Until now, someone has disputes about the true origins of baseball due to all documents are some uncertain.

The first opinion think that baseball has origin since the ancient Egypt at Europe. People used ball and bat in common as a game. Then it was spread to the USA. 

However, other showed that baseball has origins from the USA. It made inspiration from rounder in the UK. Then it was modified into baseball in the USA and started to play officially since the 18thcentury. 

The fact, baseball is considered as a pastime game in the USA.

In the 19thcentury, baseball in the USA was really developed strongly throughout anywhere in this nation.

The rules about baseball was launched in 1845 by Alexander Cartwright- team founder of project. A commitment about baseball called as the Knickerbocker rules about this game as an important role to create modern game for the modern society.

The first match followed the Knickerbocker rule was between the New York and the Knickerbockers in 1846. Finally, the New York team defeated the Knickerbockers with 23-1 scores. The new rules received positive feedbacks about contents to protect players more during the game.

After this match, all baseball matches established in New York area was adopted the New rules officially. 

This event played an important role to create meanings and developments for baseball in the UK.

Healthy benefits when playing baseball (Part 2)

Baseball is a pastime loved and favorited in America as well other nations in the world. Because this game is suitable for even children and women, it is called as a normal game for every home.

The fact, baseball has a wide range of benefits for health, mental, physical as well spirit. Both players and spectators feel happy and comfortable in one baseball match.

In this article, we continue to share major benefits for health of baseball. 

4, It can lose weight well

Someone is under pressure to lose weight. They use combination other methods strictly such as diet menu without eating much and doing exercise stressfully. The fact, complying your body is put in a stressful schedule whereas benefit is not calculated exactly.

But, when you play baseball, you can burn minimum 365 calories in on 1 hour naturally. This process happens when you are running and chasing with ball. you feel not tired or anxious to lose weight but effective is dramatical.

This sport is proper for someone to lose weight. However, you can’t reach effective immediately after one time. It needs to take time to adapt your body and activities. Please be patient to catch it in weekly then monthly, then you can get good result as expectation.

5, Reduce stress

This game is useful to reduce stress as well bring positive feeling and emotion to enjoy working and other relationship effectively.

It’s right when you need time to rest your mind after pressure in the busy life. Playing baseball with your friends or family is a great way to relax and improve relationship better. Sometimes, people are too busy to share feeling with the relatives. Through this game, you are easy to catch their emotion and share your stories. 

Sure that you can refresh your mind effectively after hours of baseball. So, you should play it in weekly plan.

Healthy benefits when playing baseball

Baseball is a favorite sport to play with a team/ group. Its popularity is from the simple rules as well benefits for workout as well other physical and mental benefits.

It’s a great exercise for full-body cardiovascular system. Further, this sport improves muscles of arm, shoulder, leg and fast reaction for eyes and hands.

If you feel not ready to start this game, following our article, we share major healthy benefits for baseball players. Then sure that you have more motivation to enjoy it.

1/ Build up strong- durable arms

In baseball, it requires players to run, throw and swing continuously so that they can handle a ball to make scores. These movements impact positively to body strength such as shoulders muscles, chest muscles, arm muscles and other parts will be practiced then become stronger and more durable.

Don’t surprising when your body appear some outstanding muscles on the chest. This is good consequence from running and chasing with ball in baseball.

2/ Build up powerful legs

Poses in baseball is good to build up your powerful legs because you will run and run during this game, your hamstrings, glutes and calf muscles have good conditions to improve and become more powerful.

Don’t worry that your legs will become fatter. Per round only prolongs 10-30 minutes, then have some interval to take a rest.

3/ Increases mental concentration

In baseball, it requires players to focus entirely so that they can follow the small ball as well other status around the pitch such as the number of players in/ out by turn or following competitors to know when it is time to run or throw ball.

Like other games using a ball, baseball needs mental concentration so that they can do it correctly without faults. It’s good to improve concentration and memory skills.

How to play baseball well

Baseball is not a strange game with someone, especially when doing it with team. This sport is very simple but bringing effective results to improve soft skills like communication, flexibility, connection as well having benefits for health. Therefore, you should choose baseball as the first priority when playing with team.

In this article, we continue to discuss how to play baseball well for beginner. Please note that our instruction will be valid when you follow it accurately. Following it to start this game easily.

In the last article, we refer two first steps: top thing you need to prepare before action and how to throw ball. Now, we continue to share the next step as followings:

Step 3: How to catch

To catch your partner, you should know how to throw baseball. You only catch the ball by glove. Don’ t access to the pocket. Whereas one hand use to catch it, the remain will cover the glove fully.

About gesture, you need to bend your knees and get glove in the hand on top of itself. At this performance, you only wait ball to move to your position correctly and fast then pick it simple to kick the golf.

In some first time, you are not used to adapt to catch baseball. Then you only need to follow how to use glove of baseball. Then all difficulties will be solved.

Step 4: Tips for Outfield, specially players

Outfield plays an important role tin the life when the investors push to buy to come back. It’s better to balance the outfield where she is under danger and unsafe

You first wants to protect himself then it helps to prevent anything pasting. 

How to play baseball well

Baseball is not a new game but not many people know and play it as regular sports. The truth that baseball should be highly recommended for everyone because it brings a lot of benefits for both fitness and health.

If you want to discuss more information about steps to start baseball effectively, you should follow our article. We will share basic steps of hitting, base running, throwing and even fielding as a pro player. Following it then you can start this game well and simply.

Note: a small tip that you should read the rules of baseball in advance before following our instructions. You need to overview about this game clearly then understand some definition and rule of game.

Step 1: What you need to prepare

Firstly you need a partner to play with you.

Then you also prepare a baseball glove, ball and bat. There are many size of bat which you should choose it properly with your hand. It’s easy to handle it. In addition, you should also use a tennis ball or plastic ball fluently to adapt this game. When you are fluent, you can change a real baseball to increase your level.

Step 2: How to throw

Throwing is a necessary skill for anyone when playing baseball.

Firstly, you stretch your distance then throw ball to your partner. You should avoid to throw it under hand or arm at least 10-15ft apart. Try to throw it to your partner’s position so that at the end of the throwing, your arm is pointing at person whom you are targeting baseball to.

The truth that this action will be continuous to transact between partners each other. Or you will be lost the ball by the opponents.

For new comer, it’s better to practice it within 3 to 4 times. You will improve throwing skills better for the next time.

The list of Minnesota Twins draft picks

The Minnesota Twins is a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They play in the Central Division of the US Federation.

Minnesota Twins Ride To Best Record With Record Power Production

This article will summarize the Twins picks in this team’s career!

YearNamePositionSchool (Location)Pick
1965Eddie LeonShortstopUniversity of Arizona9
1966Bob JonesThird basemanDawson, Georgia20
1967Steve BryeThird basemanSt. Elizabeth High School17
1968Alex RowellOutfielderLuther College16
1969Paul PowellOutfielderArizona State University7
1970Bob GorinskiShortstopMount Pleasant High School22
1971Dale SoderholmShortstopMiami Coral Park High School21
1972Dick RuthvenRight-handed pitcherCalifornia State University, Fresno8
1973Eddie BaneLeft-handed pitcherArizona State University11
1974Ted ShipleyShortstopVanderbilt University14
1975Rick SofieldShortstopMorristown High School13
1976Jamie AllenThird basemanDavis High School10
1977Paul CroftOutfielderMorristown High School15
1978Lenny FaedoShortstopJefferson High School16
1979Kevin BrandtOutfielderNekoosa High School11
1980Jeff ReedCatcherJoliet West High School12
1981Mike SoddersThird basemanArizona State University11
1982Bryan OelkersLeft-handed pitcherWichita State University4
1983Tim BelcherRight-handed pitcherMount Vernon Nazarene College1
1984Jay BellShortstopGonzalez Tate High School8
1985Jeff BumgarnerRight-handed pitcherHanford High School13
1986Derek ParksRight-handed pitcherMontclair High School10
1987Willie Banks’91Right-handed pitcherSt. Anthony’s High School3
1988Johnny ArdRight-handed pitcherManatee Community College20
1989Chuck Knoblauch’91ShortstopTexas A&M University25
1990Todd RitchieRight-handed pitcherDuncanville High School12
1990Midre CummingsOutfielderEdison High School29
1991Dave McCartyFirst basemanStanford University3
1991Scott StahoviakThird basemanCreighton University27
1992Dan SerafiniLeft-handed pitcherSerra High School26
1993Torii HunterOutfielderPine Bluff High School20
1993Jason VaritekCatcherGeorgia Institute of Technology21
1993Marc BarceloRight-handed pitcherArizona State University33
1993Kelcey MuckerOutfielderLawrenceburg High School38
1994Todd WalkerSecond basemanLouisiana State University8
1994Travis MillerLeft-handed pitcherKent State University34
1995Mark RedmanLeft-handed pitcherUniversity of Oklahoma13
1996Travis LeeFirst basemanSan Diego State University2
1997Michael CuddyerShortstopGreat Bridge High School9
1997Matt LeCroyCatcherClemson University50
1998Ryan MillsLeft-handed pitcherArizona State University6
1999B.J. GarbeOutfielderMoses Lake High School5
2000Adam JohnsonRight-handed pitcherCalifornia State University, Fullerton2
2000Aaron HeilmanRight-handed pitcherUniversity of Notre Dame31
2001Joe MauerCatcherCretin-Derham Hall1
2002Denard SpanOutfielderTampa Catholic High School20
2003Matthew MosesThird basemanMills E. Godwin High School21
2004Trevor PlouffeShortstopCrespi Carmelite High School20
2004Glen PerkinsLeft-handed pitcherUniversity of Minnesota22
2004Steven WaldropRight-handed pitcherFarragut High School25
2004Matthew FoxRight-handed pitcherUniversity of Central Florida35
2004Jay RainvilleRight-handed pitcherBishop Hendricken High School39
2005Matt GarzaRight-handed pitcherCalifornia State University, Fresno25
2005Henry SanchezFirst basemanMission Bay High School39
2006Chris ParmeleeOutfielderChino Hills High School20
2007Ben RevereOutfielderLexington Catholic High School28
2008Aaron HicksOutfielderWilson High School14
2008Carlos GutiérrezRight-handed pitcherUniversity of Miami27
2008Shooter HuntRight-handed pitcherTulane University31
2009Kyle GibsonRight-handed pitcherUniversity of Missouri22
2009Matthew BashoreLeft-handed pitcherIndiana University Bloomington46
2010Alex WimmersRight-handed pitcherOhio State University21
2011Levi MichaelShortstopUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill30
2011Travis HarrisonThird basemanTustin High School50
2011Hudson BoydRight-handed pitcherBishop Verot High School55
2012Byron BuxtonOutfielderAppling County High School2
2012José BerríosRight-handed pitcherPapa Juan High School32
2012Luke BardRight-handed pitcherGeorgia Institute of Technology42
2013Kohl StewartRight-handed pitcherSt. Pius X High School4
2014Nick GordonShortstopOlympia High School5
2015Tyler JayLeft-handed pitcherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign6
2016Alex KirilloffOutfielderPlum High School15
2017Royce LewisShortstopJSerra Catholic High School1
2017Brent RookerOutfielderMississippi State University35
2018Trevor LarnachOutfielderOregon State University20
2019Keoni CavacoShortstopEastlake High School13
2020Aaron SabatoFirst basemanUniversity of North Carolina27

Top the greatest basketball players all the time

We continue to go the ranking of top the greatest basketball players during the time. Although basketball is a teamwork sport, we are easy to see several outstanding players in a match. They will overcome opponents smoothly and romp with a ball then move it to the net correctly. All actions can be happened within some seconds.

8/ Magic Johnson

As soon as Magic Johnson has started his career, he brightens and looks great and good. Although he was still young, he could win a title for Finals MVP in the NBA Finals in 1980. Actually, in this match, he was a new comer instead of Kareem Abdul Jabbar due to the injury, he has impressive appearance for this team- the Showtime Los Angeles Lakers. It was a sweet start for Magic.

Season by season, Magic has improved experience dramatically then keep his performance until retirement. He got 5 titles in NBA, 3 tiles in Finals MVPs and 3 times for reg. season MVPs. He also was in 10 all NBA selections.

9/ Bill Russell

He played as a defender who led the Boston Celtics team to series of achievements in NBA Championships. Estimated he overcome 11 records.

As his talent, he always dominated the game with defensive skills, so not many people can be beyond him.

Finally, he got 11 times for NBA titles and 5 times for reg. season MVPs.

10/ Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan was a legend in the Chicago Bulls when he got series of records in NBA. His talent was to dominate ball and both sides fast whereas there were opponents around him to prevention.

During his career, he amassed 11 times for All-NBA, 9 times for All-Defensive first team as well 10 titles for getting scores. He was also voted many times for Defensive Player of the Year title.

Top the greatest basketball players all the time

Basketball is a favorite team sport which is popular with many walks of life. We can play basketball when we are students in high schools or universities. This sport makes connective and supportive each other when playing together.

To review basketball history, we share top the greatest basketball players all the time. In the previous article, we have ever referred to some famous names like Hakeem, Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan and Wilt Chamberlain. In this article, we will continue to tell other names in the rankings.

5/ LeBron James

During his career, he created a memorial story for fans about a talented star. Within 10 seasons in NBA leagues, he can be voted for the ranking of top the greatest basketball in the time with 2 times for NBA titles and 2 times in MVPs finals, other some numbers in statistics.

Even James has been called with a super nickname as “King James” because he had an impression style of a great two-way-basketballer.

6/ Derrick Rose

Some experts review that Derrick Rose was not the best player on the court but he was always a perfect dominator with high IQ in basketball. He had some amazing jump shots and fierce competitiveness which made special and strange with the people.

During 13 year career, he was voted in the top 10 All-NBA ranking all the times. 3 times for All-defense teams. He went his team together to have 3 NBA titles and 2 finals in MVPs.

By these achievements, he was called as “Larry Legend”.

7/ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

As well talent of Duncan about consistency in flighting, Kareem was also made deeply impression about his ability to focus a volleyball match.

Before him, Duncan was also famous for term of consistency. Kareem also became a leading scorer all the time in NBA history.