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The four hundred top issues Ever stated approximately the best way to Play Baseball Randy Voorhees and Mark Gola the 1st publication of baseball quotations to concentration completely on find out how to play the sport, As Koufax stated . . . brings jointly four hundred of the easiest, such a lot beneficial and unique rates concerning the online game of baseball for avid gamers, coaches, and diehard fans. the result's a suite that gives clever, worthwhile, and exact recommendation to any fan of the nationwide hobby.
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Gear yourself to hit the ball away and let the inside pitches take care of themselves. —Charlie Lau, major-league player, coach (1969–1983) One of the keys to hitting the outside strike is when to attack it. You don’t necessarily have to swing at it. That’s the pitcher’s pitch. Balls down the middle and on the inside part of the plate is where hitters have most success. Obviously, with two strikes you have to protect, but until then, try to get something better to hit. —Jay Bell To hit the ball to the opposite ﬁeld, you’ve got to let the ball travel back.
George Kissell, major-league coach (1969–1975) 33 Batting P R E - SW ING The most important thing about ﬁnding your grip is to remove tension. Anything you can do to take tension away helps, because tension destroys a hitter. —Charlie Lau Choking up gave me better bat control. I would slide my hands an inch or two above the knob of the bat. Many people believe that choke hitters can’t generate power, but Ted Williams choked up and he has over 500 career home runs on his resume. —Joe Morgan I’ve seen many a fellow who chased himself right back to the minor leagues because he wouldn’t choke up on his bat.
A relaxed hitter is a good hitter. You are the quickest when you’re relaxed. —Bobby Bonds, major-league player (1968–1981), coach A crack shot can hit a bird on the wing because his eye and his ﬁnger on the trigger act together. The amateur hunter can see the bird as well as the expert, but his ﬁnger on the trigger is perhaps a fraction of a second late. The good batter is like the good marksman. His wrists and his shoulders act with the eye. —Jake Daubert, major-league player (1910–1924) You want to know what the best hitters can do?