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"The Rookie Arrives" By Thomas J. Dygard: Why Ted Bell Was So Successful?

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To be successful will take a lot of hard work and practice people that are successful do not happen overnight. In the story The Rookie Arrives, the protagonist Ted Bell has his dream come true when he plays for a major league baseball team. He demonstrates that no one would stop him from achieving his. Ted keeps his head up even when things aren't the way he would like it and when his parents want him to go back to school. The qualities necessary to be successful are passion, family and team support and perseverance.Passion is a powerful emotion towards something. Ted Bell has a great amount of passion for the game baseball. There was a time when Ted could not hit anything and he had gone in ...view middle of the document...

To be successful people can usually count on family or teammates to help them through hard times and get advice from them. This is showed in the story when Ted meets his teammate Cal. Cal is very nice to Ted and helps him to learn a lot about the major leagues and what he will need to do to be successful Ted could not imagine being on the Royals without his friend Cal. He found it difficult to imagine life with the Royals without Cal's advice and friendship, without his smile and wink. When Ted was sent to a new team he knew no one. It is hard to play on a team when you don't have anyone cheering for you or giving you motivation. Ted Bell was lucky and got the help from the experienced Cal who was a veteran pitcher. When Ted came to the Royals he was not playing that much because he was a rookie and no one knew what he was capable of. Ted was starting to feel angry and frustrated all he wanted was a chance to play and he wasn't getting it. Right when Ted was about to quit and head back to his hometown Ted's Mom called, "Ted I know you haven't been...

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