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The Science of Hittingby Ted Williams and John Underwood
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Ted Williams is our greatest living expert on how to hit a baseball — the last baseball player to hit .400 in the major leagues. Williams's career hitting statistics will stand forever as a monument to his complete mastery of the single most difficult thing to do in sport: .344 lifetime batting average, 521 home runs, 1839 RBI and 2654 hits.
The Science of Hitting has reigned as the classic handbook on hitting since being published in 1971 — and now it's even better! Ted's hitting advice has been updated, and exciting new color graphics and photos have been added to enhance your reading pleasure. The Gallery of Great Hitters has been expanded to include Ted's choices for the best hitters of the '70s and '80s: look inside to see who made the cut!
You'll still find all of Ted's great advice on how to improve your turn at bat and become the best hitter possible. Learn:
Now fully revised with new illustrations and diagrams, the classicand#8212;and still the greatestand#8212;book on hitting from the last baseball player to break the magic .400 barrier, Ted Williams.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Ted Williams was arguably the greatest pure hitter who ever lived. A lifelong student of hitting, he sought advice from every great hitterand#8212;and pitcherand#8212;he met. Drawing on that advice, as well as his own legendary life in baseball, Williams produced the all-time batting classic, andlt;iandgt;The Science of Hittingandlt;/iandgt;. Using its detailed illustrations, anecdotes, and concise coaching, players of all skill levels will learn how to improve their fundamentals and gain keen insights into the finer points of hitting, including:andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;-How to Think Like a Pitcher and Guess the Pitchandlt;BRandgt; -The Three Cardinal Rules for Developing a Smooth Line-Driving Swingandlt;BRandgt; -The Secrets of Hip and Wrist Actionandlt;BRandgt; -Pitch Selectionandlt;BRandgt; -Buntingandlt;BRandgt; -Hitting the Opposite Wayandlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;The Science of Hittingandlt;/iandgt; is a must-read for all baseball players looking to improve their turn at bat and for all coaches and parents teaching the sport.
With an all-new Preface for the next generation of baseball players, this beautifully redesigned, classic handbook offers Ted Williams’s timeless advice on how to master what he called the “single most difficult thing” in baseball: hitting.
Ted Williams was the greatest expert on how to hit a baseball—the last baseball player to hit .400 in the major leagues. Williams's career hitting statistics will stand forever as a monument to his complete mastery of the single most difficult thing to do in sport: .344 lifetime batting average; 521 home runs; 1,839 RBI; and 2,654 hits.
Three decades have passed since Williams originally revealed his invaluable advice on hitting in The Science of Hitting, but his enduring instruction is as relevant today as it was in his playing days. Using detailed illustrations and concise coaching, players of all skill levels will be able to improve their fundamentals and gain keen insights into the finer points of hitting. Williams’s enduring lessons include:
· How to think like a pitcher and guess the pitch
· The three cardinal rules for developing a smooth line-drive swing
· The secrets of hip and wrist action
· Pitch selection
· Hitting the opposite way
The Science of Hitting is a must-read for all baseball players looking to improve their turn at bat.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Ted Williams andlt;/bandgt;won the American League batting championship six times and was given a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. He was the last man to bat .400 in major league baseball and has been considered Americaand#8217;s leading sports fisherman. With John Underwood, he coauthored andlt;iandgt;Fishing and#8220;The Big Threeand#8221;andlt;/iandgt; and his autobiography, andlt;iandgt;My Turn at Batandlt;/iandgt;.
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