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Title:
Be a better hitter : baseball basics
Author:
Brundage, Buz.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub., [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780806924618
Format :
Book

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Summary

If you want to be a great slugger on your Little League or school team, this advice will get you there. Learn how to have a good grip, the proper stance, and an excellent pre-swing--the most important skills. Make contact and see how to track and pull the ball. Understand the swing as you hit for average, develop quickness, and more. Find out why baseball is 90% mental as you get details on the pitch count, umpires, hitting to your strengths, the hit and run, the sacrifice bunt and squeeze play, the sacrifice fly, and hitting breaking pitches. Follow the instruction and drills, and pay attention to the tips and photos, and your average will improve immensely. The author lives in Las Vegas, NV. 96 pages (all in color), 8 x 10. NEW IN PAPERBACK


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Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-9. The process of hitting a baseball, generally conceded to be one of the most difficult skills for an athlete to master, is the subject of this book. Though a baseball swing takes only seconds, Brundage effectively stops the action and discusses a swing's component parts: grip, stance, preswing, swing, contact, and follow-through. The last few chapters discuss placement, quickness, bunting, and the mental aspects of hitting, along with a good section on handling failure. Along the way, Brundage points out common errors and describes drills to help develop good technique, and conditioning exercises for strength and quickness. He also offers tips on studying the pitcher. Clear, colorful photographs of players from Little League to the major leagues illustrate the text effectively, though the pictures of boys and girls may put off older players, who are more likely than younger players to benefit from the book's analysis of technique. A clearly presented manual for those baseball players--and coaches--who turn to books for help. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-Fabulous color photographs of girls and boys through current professional players, diagrams, and a solid text instruct budding athletes on the finer points of hitting a baseball. Chapters cover basic techniques and recommend drills. Later discussions focus on mental skills that will improve hitting percentages such as studying the pitcher, paying attention to the count, understanding an umpire, and situational hitting. Children familiar with the game and their coaches will find this title useful and attractive.-Michael McCullough, Byron-Bergen Middle School, Bergen, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.