6 word memoirs about baseball

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6 word memoirs about baseball

The Closer: My Story by Mariano Rivera

The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball.

Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted by the Yankees, he didnt even own his own glove. He thought he might make a good mechanic. When discovered, he had never flown in an airplane, had never heard of Babe Ruth, spoke no English, and couldnt imagine Tampa, the city where he was headed to begin a career that would become one of baseballs most iconic. What he did know: that he loved his family and his then girlfriend, Clara, that he could trust in the Lord to guide him, and that he could throw a baseball exactly where he wanted to, every time.

With astonishing candor, Rivera tells the story of the championships, the bosses (including The Boss), the rivalries, and the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics. The thirteen-time All-Star discusses his drive to win; the secrets behind his legendary composure; the story of how he discovered his cut fastball; the untold, pitch-by-pitch account of the ninth inning of Game 7 in the 2001 World Series; and why the lowest moment of his career became one of his greatest blessings.

In The Closer, Rivera takes readers into the Yankee clubhouse, where his teammates are his brothers. But he also takes us on that jog from the bullpen to the mound, where the game -- or the season -- rests squarely on his shoulders. We come to understand the laserlike focus that is his hallmark, and how his faith and his family kept his feet firmly on the pitching rubber. Many of the tools he used so consistently and gracefully came from what was inside him for a very long time -- his deep passion for life; his enduring commitment to Clara, whom he met in kindergarten; and his innate sense for getting out of a jam.

When Rivera retired, the whole world watched -- and cheered. In The Closer, we come to an even greater appreciation of a legend built from the ground up.
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6-Word Memoirs-Fall 2009

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Featuring memorable characters and deft storytelling, these books explore the experience of aging, learning, and living in time, with baseball as their backdrop. Henry's first-person narrative is the most important element of these stories. Through it he recounts the events of his life, his experiences with others. Finally, the majority of people living in Los Angeles supported the addition of a baseball team which would in turn benefit the city itself. Before jumping into an argument, it is essential to detail the situation that occurred at Chavez Ravine and to define the common good. Hines gives a detailed history of Chavez Ravine. Tim had an all-American childhood.

Driving stick. You gotta know how to count. It can be about truly anything. It can even be about itself. Any six words you want. Twilight Bella. Unconditional love.

Six Word Memoirs

Six word memoirs

Graphic organizers are great for that. But sometimes you just need a quick tool that provides not just a way for kids to cement learning but something that helps you measure learning. A few months ago, I ran across something called a Six-Word Memoir. The project became so successful, the magazine published several books full of the miniature bios. I think you could have kids do the same thing with people that they are studying. When students are finished, have them share and explain their six words with others. You could use this as a very informal sort of assessment during and at the end of learning.

Before leaving Camp Claremont for good, members of the Class of were asked to leave behind a 'six-word memoir. In an email to the class, Doyle told students, "You have six words: define yourself, give a life summary, tell a joke, reflect on CMC, capture a revealing moment, whatever. But without further ado, here are the six-word memoirs for CMC's Class of There's always time for impromptu adventures. Vancouver's rain Whistler's fresh-tracks! Carpe Diem.

Have your own six-word contribution? Email us! Stormyweather Banks Expect and accept unexpected and unacceptable. Judi Gedcke Anticipation is not just about ketchup. Amy Hostetter Out of everyone, I chose you.


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  4. Billie2 says:

    There are so many cool math permutations like this in baseball! 1+2+6 =1. Thank you for bringing in the season in style. Fri Feb 12 , DodgerFan said.

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