Ms. Shaw played for the Comets, the Chicago Bandits, and Michigan Wolverines. • She traveled in the U.S. • She started playing tee-ball when she was about 7 years old. • She has been to Florida, Chicago, and New York. • She went to University of Michigan. • She currently coaches at George Mason University. I wrote to Dorian Shaw
You need a baseball bat to play. • You need a baseball mitt to play too. • You need a baseball too. • You need three bases, a pitcher’s mound; and a home plate. • A catcher needs special equipment. • Batters wear a batting helmet for protection. • Players wear special shoes called cleats. All equipment
Baseballs are thrown at about 62 to 70 miler per hour. • Fastballs are thrown at 95 to 99 miles per hour. • The hitters do not have much time to think and react when facing the games hardest throwers. How fast is a baseball thrown?
Some facts of baseball • The pitcher throws the ball. • The batter hits the ball with a baseball bat. • Some batters can make a home run; some can’t, but most of them can. • Baseball can be dangerous. • A baseball is hard.
Questions Answers Ms. Shaw plays baseball because she love the challenges. She started when I was 7 years old. Because her sister was also playing tee-ball. I play in the U.S. professional league called “National Pro Fastpitch” or NPF. • Why do you play baseball? • When did you start playing baseball? • Why did you decide to play baseball? • Where do you play baseball? Questions and answers
I am 7 years old. I am in Mrs. Polanski’s class. I love math and science, also I like music. • I like computers too; but mostly math, exercising, snow boarding, sign language, race cars, and vacations. • I also like animals and China. All About me
Ms.Manne Ms. Polanski Reading buddies Who helped me?