Hitting Secrets of the Pros : Big League Sluggers Reveal The by Wayne Stewart, Michael Kramer, McGraw-Hill Education

By Wayne Stewart, Michael Kramer, McGraw-Hill Education

Hitting secrets and techniques of the professionals is the 1st e-book of its type to process the paintings of hitting from an anecdotal standpoint, supplying prepared perception and guideline via unique interviews and old learn. Nomar Garciaparra, Ken Griffey Jr., Mark McGwire, Stan Musial, and Cal Ripken are just the various big-league batters who percentage their knowledge with aspiring sluggers, educating readers approximately types and techniques, slumps and streaks, and every thing they should achieve a aggressive part on the plate.

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Now baseball is heavily into watching video. ” Hitters who are videophiles say they benefit from zoning in on a given pitcher’s release point. Others, including coaches, prefer to watch tape to see if a pitcher is tipping off his pitches. The ability to watch a delivery in slow motion or by using freeze frames is a huge advantage. Plus, many enjoy the benefits of simply getting a preview of the day’s starting pitcher. 44 Hitting Secrets of the Pros Cleveland infielder John McDonald’s pregame approach involves many steps.

He frequently spoke about what some younger players might not realize: in his cut, Williams’s wrists rolled after the ball has left his bat, rolling not unlike the way a prize-fighter’s fist drives into an opponent’s face. Former catcher Lance Parrish shared, “It doesn’t necessarily take a big man to hit a ball a long ways. I remember seeing [Lou] Whitaker [5Ј 11Љ, 180 pounds] hit one over the roof at Tiger Stadium. ” Manager Sparky Anderson, who won World Series titles in both Cincinnati and Detroit, said he liked players such as Ernie Banks and Aaron because they had fast hands.

344. Yet their approaches were vastly different. Once they got into a lengthy discussion of hitting and wound up shouting at each other. If nothing else, this indicates that hitters can succeed using diverse methods. This certainly makes sense. After all, a player should work his strengths. If a hitter has speed along the lines of a Brett Butler or a Carew, he should learn to hit down on the ball and work on his bunts. Such hits, over the course of a season, translate into an inflated batting average.

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