Science of Hitting

Science of Hitting Author Ted Williams
ISBN-10 9780671621032
Year 1986-04-29
Pages 88
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Features the legendary hitter's guidance in all the basics and finer points of hitting and includes his analysis of the great hitters of the seventies and the eighties, including Rose, Brett, Carew, and Murray

Bill Veeck

Bill Veeck Author Paul Dickson
ISBN-10 9780802778314
Year 2012-04-24
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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William Louis "Bill" Veeck, Jr. (1914-1986) is legendary in many ways-baseball impresario and innovator, independent spirit, champion of civil rights in a time of great change. Paul Dickson has written the first full biography of this towering figure, in the process rewriting many aspects of his life and bringing alive the history of America's pastime. In his late 20s, Veeck bought into his first team, the American Association Milwaukee Brewers. After serving and losing a leg in WWII, he bought the Cleveland Indians in 1946, and a year later broke the color barrier in the American League by signing Larry Doby, a few months after Jackie Robinson-showing the deep commitment he held to integration and equal rights. Cleveland won the World Series in 1948, but Veeck sold the team for financial reasons the next year. He bought a majority of the St. Louis Browns in 1951, sold it three years later, then returned in 1959 to buy the other Chicago team, the White Sox, winning the American League pennant his first year. Ill health led him to sell two years later, only to gain ownership again, 1975-1981. Veeck's promotional spirit-the likes of clown prince Max Patkin and midget Eddie Gaedel are inextricably connected with him-and passion endeared him to fans, while his feel for the game led him to propose innovations way ahead of their time, and his deep sense of morality not only integrated the sport but helped usher in the free agency that broke the stranglehold owners had on players. (Veeck was the only owner to testify in support of Curt Flood during his landmark free agency case). Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick is a deeply insightful, powerful biography of a fascinating figure. It will take its place beside the recent bestselling biographies of Satchel Paige and Mickey Mantle, and will be the baseball book of the season in Spring 2012.

You Can Teach Hitting

You Can Teach Hitting Author Dusty Baker
ISBN-10 0940279738
Year 1993
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher Masters Press
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Offers advice on teaching the fundamentals of hitting, identifies common mistakes, and suggests practice drills and mental preparation

Catapult Loading System

Catapult Loading System Author Joey D. Myers
ISBN-10 1540817644
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 98
Language en
Publisher
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"My son is 12 and I have used some of the teaching of the Hitting Performance Lab are posting on here and my son hit the ball over 280 feet several times already in the game, not just practices, and also hit the fence on the fly on 300 feet field, so what this guy is teaching works, a least for my son...He weighs about 110 now but ,what I have noticed is how consistent his power has become thank you so much for your help, I played 10 years of professional baseball, and I wish I could of used some of this advice."- Sandy ArecenaThis book is where Bill Nye the Science Guy meets Babe Ruth. Joey Myers uses human movement principles that are validated by science, to hitting a ball. With this system, Joey and literally hundreds of coaches across the nation are helping baseball and fast pitch hitters, to consistently triple their body-weight in batted ball distance.This Step-by-Step guide shows hitting coaches:* Why hitting philosophy fails and principles that are validated by science succeed* Why you shouldn't make video analysis FIRST priority when modeling elite hitters* What 30+ year coaching experience and pro players won't tell you, and how the information source you focus on can dramatically cut down your learning curve* How to become a hitting expert when you've never played higher than Little League* There's a BIG advantage to learning how the body actually loads (and it's not what you're thinking)* A simple method that helped Babe Ruth to consistently crush the ball with some of the heaviest bats ever used* SPECIFIC elite hitters revealing ways to hit high Ball Exit Speeds, swing after swing, using three elements even a 4yo can understand* At last, the secret to transitioning grooved batting practice swings into game at-bats is revealed

Positional Hitting

Positional Hitting Author Jaime Cevallos
ISBN-10 9781936107919
Year 2010-06-01
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Hillcrest Publishing Group
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"Ted Williams once famously remarked, 'Hitting a baseball is the hardest thing to do in sports'... Jaime Cevallos has made it his life's mission to conquer the unconquerable." - "Fort Worth Star-Telegram" Discover the hitting secret that is changing baseball careers. "Positional Hitting" offers a few simple steps to hitting with more power and consistency than ever before. The best hitters in the world make it look so easy, and the secret lies in the positions they achieve through the swing. With a camcorder and "Positional Hitting," you can hit like you've always dreamed, in very little time. And be prepared, your teammates will likely ask, "What has gotten into you?" "Positional Hitting" will open your eyes to a whole new world behind the baseball swing. You will learn: - How Jaime first discovered Positional Hitting in college and went from a .488 OPS to .989 in one year and earned an athletic scholarship, just by changing his swing positions - How amateurs and professionals are achieving eye-popping results using the Positional Hitting method - The hitting myths and misconceptions that are currently holding you back from hitting your best - How the positions you achieve through the swing directly correlate to your results on the field - How to analyze your swing on video using precise measurements - How to train your swing positions to achieve instant results "As a former Major League player and a youth coach for the past 13 years, I have seen hundreds of techniques and coaching systems. None of them have produced the results as quickly as what I have seen with Positional Hitting. Jaime has figured it out." - Pat Combs, former MLB player, Philadelphia Phillies "To see the difference between before I started working with Jaime in 2007 and the season after working with him in 2008, the numbers speak for themselves." -Drew Sutton, MLB player, Cincinnati Reds "Jaime is changing the way hitters analyze and train their swings - from the little leaguers all the way up to the pros." - Steve Moyer, President, Baseball Info Solutions "Jaime is way ahead of the game with his knowledge of hitting mechanics." - Ben Zobrist, MLB Player, Tampa Bay Rays

The Art and Science of Hitting 500

The Art and Science of Hitting  500 Author Bruce Winship Wright
ISBN-10 1419669818
Year 2007-07-16
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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This is the first book to successfully combine the philosophies of the world's greatest hitters, sports psychologists, and spiritual masters to maximize a hitter's ability to enter the Zone during competition.The Zone, every athletes greatest asset, is that rare mental state of enhanced space-time perception where the action appears to slow down, the ball appears larger, closer, and easier to hit, your decision making is impeccable, your hand-eye coordination is razor-sharp, and perfect performances are automatic.This is the first and only book on hitting which explains in crystal clear language both why and how a hitter can enter the Zone during competition and achieve seemingly impossible goals.

Hands Are Not for Hitting

Hands Are Not for Hitting Author Martine Agassi
ISBN-10 1575428342
Year 2009-03-15
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Free Spirit Publishing
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Children learn that violence is never okay, that they can manage their anger and other strong feelings, and that they’re capable of positive, loving actions—like playing, making music, learning, counting, helping, taking care, and much more. Includes a special section for adults with activities and discussion starters.

Rod Carew s Art and Science of Hitting

Rod Carew s Art and Science of Hitting Author Rod Carew
ISBN-10 PSU:000018103601
Year 1986
Pages 178
Language en
Publisher Viking Press
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The author shares his philosophy of hitting, discusses stance, grip, and swing, explains how to analyze each hitting situation, and looks at other top hitters

The Louisville Slugger Complete Book of Hitting Faults and Fixes

The Louisville Slugger   Complete Book of Hitting Faults and Fixes Author Mark Gola
ISBN-10 0809298023
Year 2001-02-28
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Three hundred black-and-white photographs complement this helpful handbook designed to help baseball players identify and correct the fifty most common errors made in hitting, from basic grips to timing the swing, accompanied by insider tips from some of baseball's finest hitters and batting experts. Original.

The Mike Schmidt Study

The Mike Schmidt Study Author Mike Schmidt
ISBN-10 0963460927
Year 1993-05-01
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher
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Schmidt introduces his "Combined Hitting System" and also compares it to other hitting theories.

9 Innings of Hitting

9 Innings of Hitting Author Troy Silva
ISBN-10 1457519577
Year 2013-05-01
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher
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From swing mechanics to the hitter's mental approach, 9 Innings of Hitting is one of the most in-depth resources ever written to help baseball and fast-pitch softball players improve as hitters. Troy Silva of Rijo Athletics explains what players and coaches really need to know about hitting, and exposes the common myths and misconceptions taught by coaches today including irrelevant principles that actually hinder on-field performance. Tailored to hitters who aspire to play at a higher level, 9 Innings of Hitting offers specific insights about proper swing mechanics, how to improve bat speed, pitch recognition, developing the right plan and approach, slow-motion video analysis, sport-specific strength training, and how to put Troy's concepts to work in training, BP, and games. Coaches, players, and parents desperately need this information so they completely understand what it takes for players to perform to their full capability. Learn the fundamental hitting principles that Troy has used to help thousands of baseball and softball players unlock their true potential!

Toms River

Toms River Author Dan Fagin
ISBN-10 9780345538611
Year 2013-03-19
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Bantam
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • Winner of The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award • “A new classic of science reporting.”—The New York Times The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition of A Civil Action, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. One of New Jersey’s seemingly innumerable quiet seaside towns, Toms River became the unlikely setting for a decades-long drama that culminated in 2001 with one of the largest legal settlements in the annals of toxic dumping. A town that would rather have been known for its Little League World Series champions ended up making history for an entirely different reason: a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution. For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground, burying tens of thousands of leaky drums in open pits and discharging billions of gallons of acid-laced wastewater into the town’s namesake river. In an astonishing feat of investigative reporting, prize-winning journalist Dan Fagin recounts the sixty-year saga of rampant pollution and inadequate oversight that made Toms River a cautionary example for fast-growing industrial towns from South Jersey to South China. He tells the stories of the pioneering scientists and physicians who first identified pollutants as a cause of cancer, and brings to life the everyday heroes in Toms River who struggled for justice: a young boy whose cherubic smile belied the fast-growing tumors that had decimated his body from birth; a nurse who fought to bring the alarming incidence of childhood cancers to the attention of authorities who didn’t want to listen; and a mother whose love for her stricken child transformed her into a tenacious advocate for change. A gripping human drama rooted in a centuries-old scientific quest, Toms River is a tale of dumpers at midnight and deceptions in broad daylight, of corporate avarice and government neglect, and of a few brave individuals who refused to keep silent until the truth was exposed. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND KIRKUS REVIEWS “A thrilling journey full of twists and turns, Toms River is essential reading for our times. Dan Fagin handles topics of great complexity with the dexterity of a scholar, the honesty of a journalist, and the dramatic skill of a novelist.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Emperor of All Maladies “A complex tale of powerful industry, local politics, water rights, epidemiology, public health and cancer in a gripping, page-turning environmental thriller.”—NPR “Unstoppable reading.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Meticulously researched and compellingly recounted . . . It’s every bit as important—and as well-written—as A Civil Action and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”—The Star-Ledger “Fascinating . . . a gripping environmental thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “An honest, thoroughly researched, intelligently written book.”—Slate “[A] hard-hitting account . . . a triumph.”—Nature “Absorbing and thoughtful.”—USA Today From the Hardcover edition.