There is a foreign language spoken by the parents at youth baseball tournaments. I started drafting this piece as I was sitting at yet another opening tournament of what we call “Fall Ball.” My son’s starting at Third Base this year, and he’s also getting some reps as a relief pitcher. As I waited for the game to start, I also waited for the “baseball parent-isms” to start flying. I didn’t have to wait long.
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On September 20, 1998, Cal Ripken Jr. ended his record streak of 2,632 games played. In 1999, he had the highest batting average of his 21-year career. On July 17, 1941, Joe DiMaggio ended his record streak of 56 consecutive games with a hit. He went on to win the 1941 World Series and American League MVP award. On October 4, 1988, Orel Hershiser gave up his first run in 67 consecutive innings (regular season and playoffs).