Mobile AL has a rich history. In the sports world individuals have made noise and earned a name in their respective arena of Mobile Al Sports.
Now they are legends! We want to discuss these famous individuals in the field of baseball because of their exceptional athletic strength, intelligence and capacities.
Star baseball player Hank “Hammer” Aaron has a total of 23 years of success in the career of baseball. He is considered to be one of the best Mobile Al sports professionals with a total of 755 homeruns in over two decades.
Aaron was born in a poor neighborhood in Mobile Alabama, down by the Bay. His professional career may have lasted 23 years but his innate love for sports, particularly baseball, has been going on since back in his school days in Mobile Alabama. He played for his high school team as shortstop and third baseman. In his youth, he has already been proving his worth in the sports world of baseball. It was as if he was created and naturally molded for sports with the gifts of speed and agility.
Looking at a serious opportunity of being a pro, at 18, he quit school and joined the Negro Baseball League’s Indianapolis Clowns. This was just the start of his sporting career.
At 20, Aaron made his Major League debut with the Milwaukee Braves as an outfielder. He was not only a star player who earned cheers but also an actual great driving force that led the Braves to the World Series in 1957.
Just like any athlete on the road to his legacy, he encountered stumbling blocks in the form of the discrimination against his color. Alongside praises and congratulations came criticisms that was far from constructive, unrelated even to his performance as a Mobile Al sports legend.
However, just as he was indestructible in the baseball field, so was his will to push forward and fight for the sport he cared for. You can find out more about Hank Aaron at the Hank Aaron Childhood Home and Museum.
Willie “Big Mac”/”Stretch” McCovey is a Mobile Al sports megastar whose career spanned 22 years. The left-handed power hitter is best known for having been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986. He was quoted saying, “I’m not afraid of any pitcher. I’ve been pitched almost every way, and I’ve hit every kind of pitch.”
After propelling his way to the Major League, he played for the San Francisco Giants and then San Diego Padres, and Oakland Athletics.
Just like any other professional sports star, he had his share of hurdles especially physically. He chose to be quiet and calm whenever he had to endure inevitable sporting injuries acquired while playing. He would silently make his way to recovery and just kept doing amazing in the baseball field like he was never hurt. That sets him apart from the average athletes who would have limped away and chosen to be discouraged.
Satchel Paige, one of Mobile Al Sports biggest stars, sharpened and refined his pitching talents to be one of the best and fastest in the history of baseball starting in reform school.
He experienced and learned from rejection early so he worked even harder toward a full-time professional sports career in baseball. He knew what it was like to be denied to enter into the Major Leagues and so he took his chosen game calmly yet with certainty as he started his professional career with the Negro League.
In 1948, Paige finally broke into the Majors as the oldest rookie in the history of baseball at the age of 42 – his dream came true. He was also an inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
These baseball super players were born and raised in Alabama and became Mobile Al biggest sports legends. They have put their Southern hometown on the map of the thrilling world of baseball.
We’re proud to support our local heroes. If you want to get out of the house to support some local sports teams give us a call and our maid service can do the chores around the house while you’re out enjoying yourself.