Ichiro’s Essay

Wednesday 15th, April 2015 / 14:20 Written by
Ichiro’s Essay

The following is the essay that Ichiro, the professional baseball player wrote when he graduated from primary school (12 years old).

 

“My dream is to become a first-class pro-baseball player.

For that purpose, I have to play an active part in the national tournament for junior and senior high schools.

I have to practice in order to play an active part.

I started practicing when I was 3 years old. From 3 to 7 years old I practiced about half a year, and since I became the 3rd grader (of primary school) I have been doing intense practice for 360 days out of 365 days a year.

Therefore, the time when I can play with my friends is 5 to 6 hours in one week.

I am certain that I can become a pro-baseball player because I am practicing so hard.

And I will play an active part in junior and high school, and after graduating from high school, I plan to join a pro.

And as for the professional baseball team, the Chunichi Dragons or the Seibu Lions is my dream.

My goal is to join one at a draft, with the contract deposit of one hundred million yen or more.

I am confident only as a pitcher and as a hitter.

Last summer we took part in the national tournament.

I watched almost all the pitchers, and I can be sure that I am the best pitcher.

As for hitting, I hit three home runs in four games in the prefectural tournament.

And my batting average throughout the tournament was 0.583.

Thus, it was a satisfactory result for me.

And we could play baseball for one year without being defeated.

So, I will do my best like this from now on.

And when I become a first-class player and can appear in a game, one of my dreams is that I will send letters of invitation to the people who helped and supported me to come and cheer for me.

At any rate, my first dream is to become a pro-baseball player. ”

(http://www.fukuicanon.co.jp/tamaki/quality/q010330B.html)

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