"The Rookie Arrives" by Thomas J. Dygard: Why Ted Bell was so successful?

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To be successful will take a lot of hard work and practice people that are successful do not happen overnight. In the story The Rookie Arrives, the protagonist Ted Bell has his dream come true when he plays for a major league baseball team. He demonstrates that no one would stop him from achieving his. Ted keeps his head up even when things aren't the way he would like it and when his parents want him to go back to school. The qualities necessary to be successful are passion, family and team support and perseverance.

Passion is a powerful emotion towards something. Ted Bell has a great amount of passion for the game baseball. There was a time when Ted could not hit anything and he had gone in to a slump for fifteen games. Ted did not hang his head and kept on working through it with the help of his teammates.

One of Ted's teammate on the Kansas City Royals said to him "I knew it when you went to work on that slump, instead of acting like a crybaby." This is when Ted had just won the starting third baseman spot on his team. It showed that his teammates appreciated that he worked hard and showed a lot of love for the game. Most people when they are in the situation that Ted was in would not have reacted the way he did. Most people would have stopped playing and just give up. Ted shows passion in many ways but another one was the practice that he put in. Ted Bell wanted to get better and he did this by putting countless hours in the park practicing his swing and catching the ball. Ted said "I remember being around the age of seven and practically living...