“What exactly is a trading card? It is a card typically created from thick paper, which is meant to be collected and traded. The cards usually include: a picture of a person/thing/ place, either real or fictitious, a name or description of the picture, and some type of relevant information. Trading cards actually evolved from cards known as “trade cards.” Topps Baseball Cards came out with the first baseball cards in 1951. Back in the 1950’s they would put a strip of bubble gum in the pack of gum. Trading cards buck in the 1800’s hundreds were at first to protect a pack of cigarettes because of how stiff they were and would keep the packaging from bending.
Cooperstown, New York is Home to Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame. “The village is pure Americana, a one-stoplight town nestled between the Adirondacks and the Catskills in Central New York. It drew its name from the family of James Fenimore Cooper – whose father, William, founded the village – whose works of literature have become American standards. And yet, Cooperstown has become a synonym for “baseball” – thanks to a story about a Civil War general and the country’s love for a timeless game.” In 1936 the first Hall of Fame class of Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Honus Wagner and Babe Ruth were elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Three years later the MLB Hall of Fame will now be opened to the public in Cooperstown, New York.
The year was 2017 the Houston Astros just won the 2017 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers but they didn’t know what the road ahead was going to be like. This all started when Mike Feirs who was on this Championship team who is now on the Oakland Athletics said that they were stealing signs during the World Series. “The Houston Astros sign stealing scandal refers to a series of incidents where members of the Houston Astros baseball organization stole signs of opposing teams through means against Major League Baseball’s (MLB) rules. The story was originally reported by journalists Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drelich in The Athletic.” Since the beginning of the investigation there have been 3 coaches have been released and 1 General Manager , Aj Hinch(2015-2019) the Head Coach during the World Series run Boston Red Sox Alex Cora (2018-2019) the bench coach of the Houston Astros and Left Fielder Carlos Beltran (2019-2020) who was the Head Coach of the New York Mets. When they went back to the tape they were banging on a trash can in their dugout and the number of times they hit it determined what pitch it was.
College Football throughout the years has had some traditions that schools tend to do during the football season. Since this is the 150th year of college football we are going to look back some of traditions of college football. The first ever football game was between Rutgers University and the College of New Jersey which is known as Princeston today. Here are some common college football traditions:PAGE BREAK
Baseball awards, given to those people who make significant contributions or reach the highest levels of professionalism within the game of baseball, serve two purposes. First, each annual baseball award represents the highest honor players, managers, and other professionals can receive to celebrate greatness. Additionally, the baseball awards serve as baseball’s time capsule – triggering memories within those who love the sport, allowing them to fondly remember the heroes who have made baseball our National Pastime. Another season has come and gone and the 150 Anniversary of MLB is over and they went back all 162 regular season games and decided who did best in a respective category. The MLB started the award system in 1931. Here are the award winners in each of their respective categories.
College Football throughout the years has had some traditions that schools will do during the football season. Since this is the 150 year of college football we are going to look back some of traditions of College Football. The first ever football game was between Rutgers University and the college of New Jersey which is known as Princeston today. Here are some common College Football traditions.
Penn State White Out Game
Penn State White Out game started in 2004 where they played against the Purdue Boilermakers with the student section started it and which grew to the fans. “Penn State doesn’t do t-shirts layouts, either. If you want the White Out shirt, you have to buy it. It certainly helps that Penn State has a dominant color like white, because all fans have gear in that color, but fans have to actually put in effort to create an imposing atmosphere. It’s nothing that the team goes out of its way to do.”
It’s week 7 and there are currently 2 teams that are UNDEFEATED. The San Francisco and The New England Patriots. The Patriot are in The AFC and the San Francisco 49ers are turning a lot of heads and have the best record in the NFC. We are almost half way through the season and The Eagles, Packers, Saints, and 49ers lead in the NFC and the Patriots, Ravens, Texans and Chiefs lead in the AFC. If the season ended today the Playoff Picture would like this.
There is one week remaining in the season and the NL wildcard as long as the NL Central is still up for grabs and we still don’t know who has the top 2 spots in the Wild Card where they will be fighting for a spot in the playoffs. There are 3 teams that have already clinched a spot in the Playoffs and those teams are the Atlanta Braves, The St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Braves and the Dodgers have already clinched their respected division but the NL central it’s the battle of the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cardinals for the battle for the NL central. This Race will go down into the final of the season and that will determine who is in and who is out.