Essays Tagged: "national pastime"

Ty Cobb

ing of virtually everyone who met him, personally the most despicable human being ever to grace the National Pastime (Deford 56).Cobb's playing career, with the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Ath ...

(7 pages) 48 0 5.0 May/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth is an American hero. He transformed baseball from a sport, to a national pastime when it needed it the most. Coming off of the wake of the Black Socks scandal, base ...

(4 pages) 56 0 3.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Baseball is our nation's passtime.

they have jumped at the opportunity to associate themselves with what has come to be known as the "national pastime." They savored the political benefits while recognizing the political costs might t ... ball, as we know the game today.By 1857, some Americans were already beginning to call baseball the national pastime. During the Civil War baseball was played in army troops on both sides. But it wasn ...

(6 pages) 102 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Passions and Pastimes

ter and twenty four hour a day sorts news covers everything from Archery to Zen Basket Weaving. Our National Pastime just can't keep up with our new passions.When I was young going to the ball game wa ... unsets, and the family escapes to the ballpark. Gone is the enchantment with the slower pace of the national pastime. Today humanity is all about speed. "Get it done now", "I wanted that yesterday", a ...

(2 pages) 23 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Performance-Enhancing Drugs: The Dark Cloud over Baseball

A timeless sport woven in the fabric of America, baseball is the "National Pastime." In one of the darkest sports scandals in history, major performance-enhancing dru ...

(4 pages) 87 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Playing for Their Country: Baseball During World War II

d itself into a tradition of American culture, thus living up to its nickname, “America’s national pastime. The question then remains, can an American foundation, like baseball, allow citize ... 1943 passed on, major league baseball was struggling just to keep its head above the water during a national crisis. Would there be a baseball season in 1944? Should there be one? Ultimately, there wa ...

(7 pages) 21 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Black Sox Scandal of 1919

the scandal was, but also from the vantage points of American history, the scandal's effects on the national pastime, and the role of sports in society as a whole. Upon conclusion of the paper, this p ... nation (Crepeau). Americanism represented something much more powerful that mere patriotism or even national pride; what it represented was an unending loyalty to the United States, due to the fact th ...

(9 pages) 24 1 3.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers

Tax Breaks For Pro Sports Teams

breaks, in particular Canadian hockey teams, is that tax relief would allow the maintenance of our national pastime, a game so much a part of the fabric of the country that many Canadians cannot imag ... r that matter.Whether it's the emotional ties that people hold with pro teams, the maintenance of a National pastime in Canada's case or the unbelievable revenue that is generated. It is undeniable th ...

(3 pages) 6 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Comparison/Contrast Essay Pre and Post 9-11         How drastically has our

time millionaire players and billionaire owners alike were lambasted for their audacity to halt the national pastime in the aftermath of 9-11. How dare employees and employers disagree over compensati ...

(4 pages) 25 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Baseball: A National Pastime

Baseball today is a sport which everyone enjoys. This national pastime will always play a major role in American culture. Most countries have a game which ...

(5 pages) 12 0 4.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers