It is a dream of many young boys to grow up and become a star of Major League Baseball. They practice their hitting and fielding for hours. They play endless games in the hopes of becoming good enough to be able to make the team. Unfortunately, many of these young boys grow up and never realize their dreams. There are others, however, who take their talents, skills, and dreams and end up joining a Major League Baseball team after all. That’s the first rung on the ladder to becoming a hero and legend to millions of fans.
Throughout the history of professional baseball, there have been a select few who have gained legendary status. Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Reggie Jackson and even some newer names such as Wade Boggs. Each of these individuals had a few things in common. They all had a love for the sport and they all pushed themselves to the point where they exceeded those that they were playing with. Their will to win was greater than their team mates.
If you love baseball, there’s no doubt that you have your own group of legends. How do you remember them? Many people do this by wearing jerseys or buying autographed photos, either of which makes a very enjoyable hobby. What I like to do is to gather as much memorabilia about my own personal favorite baseball players out of history and display them in my office. Anybody walking by or coming in has no doubt about who my favorite players are. It’s what helps to define us as a fan and it makes the game of professional baseball all that much more interesting.