3 years ago
EightyNine
in English · 1,501 Views
likes 3clips 1comments 1
Ishikawa the Unlikely Hero
How great is that? And how about the story of Travis Ishikawa? In the first inning he misjudged a fly ball which led to the Cardinals scoring. Then in the bottom of the 9th, he hits a game winning homerun. And to think earlier this year he was wondering if his career was over. Ishikawa was playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was his 3rd team in 4 years and he thought he’d finally found a home. But then he was cut. The Giants picked him up and sent him to the minors. And then he went into a slump. A bad slump. In fact, it was so bad that Ishikawa started wondering if maybe it was time to think about doing something else. According to USA Today, Ishikawa called a friend in tears. He was about to turn 31 and things weren't going as planned. Ishikawa says: "It was one of those times when I just didn't know if baseball was right for me anymore, didn't know what to do. I was working hard in the cage every day trying to make myself better, and it just wasn't translating in the game. There was a point where I told him, 'Gosh, what wouldn't I give to just be a pinch-hitter off the bench for the Giants right now.''' Ishikawa is now way beyond pinch-hitting. He’s the starting left fielder. And he just put the Giants in the World Series. Travis Ishikawa is also living proof on why it’s so important to always remember this: “Don’t Stop Believing.” Go Giants. From KTVU
EightyNine clipped in 1 collections
1 comment
Stories like this is why baseball is the best. The guy you expect least just comes in and wins the game. Happens very rarely in football or basketball. Plain awesome.
3 years ago·Reply