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Objective: To define the term icon and apply it to a baseball player.
What is an icon? One who is the object of great attention and devotion; an idol
What qualities should an icon have? Was Casey a hero? Is Casey an icon?
Most No-Hitters "(Nolan) Ryan's the only guy who puts fear in me. Not because he could get me out, but because he could kill me. You just hoped to mix in a walk so you could have a good night and go 0-for-3." - Reggie Jackson 7 No Hitters in a career
Most Runs Batted In (RBI) 2,297 RBIs "As far as I'm concerned, (Hank) Aaron is the best ball player of my era. He is to baseball of the last 15 years what Joe DiMaggio was before him. He's never received the credit he's due." - Mickey Mantle in Baseball Digest (June 1970) credit
Most Grand Slams "His greatest record doesn't show in the book. It was the absolute reliability of Henry Louis Gehrig. He could be counted upon. He was there every day at the ballpark bending his back and ready to break his neck to win for his side. He was there day after day and year after year. He never sulked or whined or went into a pot or a huff. He was the answer to a manager's dream." - Sportswriter John Kieran in The New York Times 23 Grand Slams
A native of New York City, he played for the New York Yankees until his career was cut short by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), now commonly referred to in the United States as Lou Gehrig's Disease.  Over a 15-season span between 1925 and 1939, he played in 2,130 consecutive games. The streak ended when Gehrig became disabled with the fatal neuromuscular disease that claimed his life two years later.New York CityNew York Yankeesamyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)  ,130 consecutive games
Most Consecutive Games Played "I've been asked this question a lot, 'How do you want to be remembered' and my response to that question has been, 'To be remembered at all is pretty special.'" - Cal Ripken, Jr. (2001) 2,632 Consecutive Games
*Most Homeruns in a Season "I like to be against the odds. I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top. With me, it's just the satisfaction of the game. Just performance." - Barry Bonds
Current Players David Ortiz – Current Homerun Derby Champion Josh Hamilton Freddy Sanchez Outfield: Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates Albert Pujols
Clemente spent much of his time during the off-season involved in charity work. When Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua, was affected by a massive earthquake on December 23, 1972, Clemente (who had been visiting Managua three weeks before the quake) immediately set to work arranging emergency relief flights.  He soon learned, however, that the aid packages on the first three flights had been diverted by corrupt officials of the Somoza government, never reaching victims of the quake. ManaguaNicaraguamassive earthquake Somoza 
Dorothy Schroeder Longest career in the AAGPBL Most RBIs – 431 Possibly top shortstop in league history All American Girls Professional Baseball League
Joanne Weaver “Joltin Jo” the only.400 hitter in league history
In 1971 Satchel Paige became the first Negro League star honored by induction into the National Baseball Hall Of Fame. The Negro League
Cy Young Award
Harry Caray "My whole philosophy is to broadcast the way a fan would broadcast." Harry Caray is credited with the first singing of Take Me Out To The Ball Game at a regular season ballgame. Take Me Out To The Ball Game
What qualities should an icon have?
Who belongs on a Wheaties Box? "Being on the cover of the Wheaties box is something that most athletes strive for," Phelps said. "It's a great honor for me to join the Wheaties family." First athlete depicted on a Wheaties box - Baseball player Lou GehrigLou Gehrig First team depicted on a Wheaties box World Series Champion Minnesota Twins1987 World SeriesMinnesota Twins First ice hockey team depicted on a Wheaties box Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins1991 Stanley Cup Pittsburgh Penguins