Essays Tagged: "Major League Baseball"

Greed in sports

der the current agreement. Michael Jordan had an estimated income of $33 millionin 1994. Last year, Major League Baseball players went on strike because they felt the deal that the owners wereproposin ... trike because they felt the deal that the owners wereproposing was unfair. The minimum salary for a major league player is $119,000. For the first time in ninety years,there was no post-season basebal ...

(3 pages) 118 0 4.3 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Game Over! The 1994 baseball strike

e games anymore, and I don't like that'. A sad nine -year - old fan voices his concerns on the 1994 major League Baseball strike. The `94 baseball season hascome to an abrupt end. Players have ceased ... huge television dealwas set that was going to accumulate more than one - billion dollars throughout major league baseball. TheTV package failed, and the owners lost all the money they were counting on ...

(5 pages) 94 0 4.7 Nov/1994

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports


ything from the cups the athletes drink from to the stadiums they play in is up for grabs. The four major sports are a playing field for the teams as well as major companies hoping to influence the pu ... While there are some positives and negatives to sponsors, a line has to be drawn somewhere.The four major sports, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football Leag ...

(5 pages) 288 2 4.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Minor League Baseball: Boom or Bust to Communities?

ethtown, Tennessee or as large as Phoenix, Arizona have shared thecommon bond of being the homes of major league farm teams. This is referred to as theNational Association of Professional Baseball, or ... iation of Professional Baseball, or more commonly known as the "minorleagues." As the popularity of major league baseball seems to be decreasing due to therecent player strike, free agency, and anti-t ...

(11 pages) 151 0 4.4 Aug/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Baseball and American Popular Culture

dition of American culture. It has formed itself into the business of professional baseball, namely major league baseball. Professional players have become recognized all over the world. They are soug ... values in American society. In the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, changing race relations appeared in the major leagues. Nineteen ninety-seven marked the fiftieth anniversary of the first black baseball pla ...

(6 pages) 313 0 3.9 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Is gambling a feasible source of funds for the government

is not so now. In recent years, the attendance at casinos has nearly doubled the attendance at all major league baseball games, with close to 130 million people visiting casinos every year.1With so m ... cal economies are actually hurt by the existence of a casino. This is due to the actuality that the majority of the people to go to casinos are the people form the surrounding area. Instead of spendin ...

(15 pages) 321 1 4.1 Apr/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Baseball is in Dire Need of Changes Talks about revenue sharing, salary cap, playoff system, expansion, and realignment

ed has been the national broadcast revenue. Every team receives fifteen million dollars a year from Major League Baseball's television revenue. (Costas 53) A new bargaining agreement was reached Augus ... sota Twins and Montreal Expos. (Sheldon, sec. 4) This would be very detrimental to all of baseball. Major League Baseball does not exist in the form of thirty different businesses competing against ea ...

(10 pages) 109 0 3.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

This essay is a very in dept bio about the life and current carear of Tracy McGrady

dale he quickly became a two-sport star. His first love was baseball and had aspirations of playing Major League Baseball. Some Auburndale coaches where certain McGrady would be playing in a Major Lea ... would be playing in a Major League ballpark instead of the NBA hardwood. Tracy's family has been a major influence in his life. T-Mac was raised by his Mother Melanise, and his Grandmother Roberta. T ...

(10 pages) 39 0 4.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Turning Points, the Wiemar Republic and Hitler.

From a perception of time, a major league baseball season is only eight months in duration; however, somewhere in the course of t ... hance for French military to prove their worth in battle and an opportunity to get back on top as a major power in Europe. France believed it was a shoe-in to be victorious; meanwhile, Bismarck receiv ... empire was born due to the Franco/Prussian feud.With Bismarck behind the wheel, Germany grew into a major power in Europe and it was his ejection as Prime Minister in 1890 by Kaiser Wilhelm II that wo ...

(7 pages) 62 0 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Jackie Robinson and how he changed the face of not only sports but everyday life.

changed how African Americans are viewed in society. Jackie was the first African-American to play major league baseball. Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and played 10 years of his major ... Dodgers in 1947 and played 10 years of his major league career with the Dodgers. When entering the majors Robinson had to learn how to exercise self-control to answer insults, violence, and injustice ...

(8 pages) 129 1 4.1 Sep/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Financing Ballparks of Today.

tween the American public and professional sports dates back more than 100 years, to the origins of major league baseball. Although rocky at times, professional sports enjoy a special relationship bet ... esCurrently, in the United States, 105 baseball, football, basketball and hockey teams exist at the major league level. Because some teams play in multi-purpose facilities, these 105 teams play in 83 ...

(24 pages) 265 0 4.1 Nov/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Pete Rose deserves to be in the Hall of Fame

e defends the1989 decision of Baseball Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti that banned Pete Rose from Major League baseball for life. The decision followed a legal review that insinuated that Rose place ... four years, Pete Rose proved himself to the record books. For instance, Rose possesses the all-time Major League record for most career hits (4,256), the all-time Major League record for most singles ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports


tance taught in little league. Though there are several different kinds of batting stances found in major league baseball, once contact is made, every hitter in baseball is at the same position. The s ... is process over and over, could a hitter master it. Most hitters that did master hitting are in the major leagues right now. For me, I am still learning to master it.

(5 pages) 30 0 1.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

This Essay is about he movie "The Rookie" it discuses the positive values that were in the movie

In Practical writing we watched "The Rookie" it was is about a middle aged science that became a major league baseball player. Jimmy Morris was the main character, he made a deal with his high scho ... a 98 mile an hour fastball he was a shoo in for the team. He would eventually go on to play in the major leagues for the Texas Devil Rays.Respect means to feel or show deferential regard for; esteem. ...

(1 pages) 14 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

(Compare and Contrast Essay on Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds)

(Compare and Contrast Essay on Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds)By Roderick SmithThe Major league Baseball Association league has been in existence for almost half a century. This leagu ...

(2 pages) 98 1 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Jackie Robinson's life, struggles and overcoming adversity

ng the biggest breakthrough in sports history, it was the day that Jackie Robinson played his first Major League Baseball game, whichwas also the first game of any kind in organized athletics in which ... uring this time, Branch Rickey, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, had decided to bring blacks into the major leaguesand assigned his top scouts to evaluate the Negro League. Robinson quickly gained a lot ...

(3 pages) 105 2 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Baseball America's National Pastime

of American culture. Baseball has formed itself into the business of professional baseball, namely major league baseball. Baseball has been a part of American culture since the mid to late 19th centu ... es that professional baseball could truly call itself integrated.By the end of the 1960's owners of major league baseball expanded and grew from 16 to 24 teams. Players loved the expansion because it ...

(3 pages) 78 0 3.4 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The biography of Jim "catfish" hunter, famous pitcher.

otball as well as a shortstop, cleanup batter, and pitcher in baseball. His pitching skills brought major league baseball scouts to Hertford to see him play. During his senior year of high school, Hun ... had 30 shotgun pellets lodged in his foot. After the accident, Hunter was somewhat limping and his major league prospects were jeopardized in the eyes of many teams. However, the Kansas City Athletic ...

(2 pages) 15 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

My personal experience with a dream and advice of what you should do to accomplish a dream or goal

appened to the girl in the essay "My Field of Dreams" because there was no way that she could be in major-league baseball but I could have got into these schools if I tried. The reason why I did not g ...

(2 pages) 76 1 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing


of now a player who is found to be using 5 times will only receive a year ban and a $100,000 fine. Major League Baseball Players Association's officials have been criticized for pushing for the lenie ...

(2 pages) 24 0 4.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers