When I was a kid, I played on my community little league. It was the bottom of the ninth inning and I was up to bat, with the game tied at 2-2. There were 2 outs, and we had a runner at third base. I was anxious and allowed the first 2 pitches to pass me as strikes. On the next pitch, I hit a single and the other player scored. All my teammates immediately ran and lifted me in the air. As a 13 year old, this was a memory I will never forget. Baseball is an American pastime, and I will never forget that moment.