Cardinals baseball record-breaker Stan Musial definitely made his mark on the sport.
Plan to do some baseball activities in class on this day.
While I am not a sports fan, I can certainly appreciate the skills of a talented player. Not every athlete reaches fame the way Musial did. His name is only one of a few that people remember by name even years after his final season.
Make sure you read about Musial's accom-plishments. Read about Stan Musial, and record your findings on the sheet I provide. Remember to add him to your timeline and Missouri map.
Do you enjoy baseball statistics? Take a look at Stan Musial's stats. What exactly do all of those numbers mean?
Geometry and Measurement
Now might be a good time to bring up the dimensions of a baseball field.
What do you notice in the diagram at right?
What questions might you have regarding these dimensions?
Calculate the area and perimeter of a baseball field.
Calculate the area and perimeter of home plate.
What else might you wonder?