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By Jeff Silverman

Prior to multimillion-dollar salaries, luxurious packing containers, and participant moves grew to become synonymous with expert activities, there existed the assumption in taking part in easily "for the affection of the game." not anything captures that spirit greater than those twenty vintage items approximately America's favourite hobby.
Collected listed below are the writings of Ring Lardner, Zane gray, the Giants' immortal Christy Mathewson, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Finley Peter Dunne (who for a time used to be America's most well liked stand-up comedian after Mark Twain), Burt Standish (creator of that all-American hero, Frank Merriwell), and plenty of extra. Baseball's golden period could have lengthy considering handed, yet within the pages of on the previous Ballgame, you'll be able to sit down within the bleachers for a nickel.

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Unless a hitter finishes off his swing properly, he will not be using his full capabilities to swing through the ball and hit it hard. Therefore, the hitter should remember to start from his feet and work his way up his body in order to develop the proper follow-through (Figure 4-1). Figure 4-1: The hitter should remain balanced throughout his follow-through. Page 32 The Feet Just as it is in the stance, balance is essential in the follow-through. Since balance begins with the feet, proper positioning of the feet is essential.

The consistent hitter is able to answer all of these questions and then stride to the plate with a purpose in mind. The consistent hitter is also wary, and will not let the pitcher talk him into looking inside or swinging at off-speed pitches early in the count. Instead, the consistent hitter will be able to identify the location and type of pitch he can be aggressive with, and then dominate that pitch. He will also be productive in each at-bat by either coming through with a big base hit, moving another runner ahead, or laying down a bunt.

Knowledge is the greatest resource any person can obtain. Knowledge is power, and when it is put to use properly, knowledge is the most dangerous weapon any player or coach can possess. It is our wish that players, parents, and coaches can all use this book to enhance their knowledge of the hitting motion. Page 9 Chapter 1 Approach: The Hitter's Attitude at the Plate Hall of Famer Ted Williams believes the biggest problem with baseball players today is that they do not hit up to their capabilities.

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