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Play Baseball the Ripken Way: The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Fundamentals

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of children play “Cal Ripken Baseball” in the largest division of Babe Ruth League, Inc. Play Baseball the Ripken Way is the ultimate guide to playing the game, by one of the sports living legends.

Baseball is Americas national pastime, but that doesnt mean were all born naturals. Kids of all ages (and their parents) are eager to improve specific skills, and now they can learn from one of the most respected baseball families in history. Cal and Bill Ripken have written a thoroughly illustrated instructional book that clearly explains proper baseball fundamentals—hitting, fielding, baserunning, pitching, and much more.

Based on the teachings of the late Cal Ripken, Sr., a player, coach, manager, and scout in the Baltimore Orioles system for thirty-seven years, Play Baseball the Ripken Way shows players just what they need to do to be their best while maintaining a sense of fun and accomplishment with every new lesson. The Ripken Way consists of the following principles:

*Keep It Simple: Teaching that is too complicated is difficult to remember and can result in frustration.

*Explain Why: A teacher who cannot explain why is not truly teaching. Lessons that make sense will stick with players.

*Celebrate the Individual: No two players are alike, so why treat them as if they are?

*Make It Fun: The game gets serious enough quickly enough on its own. Drills and instruction should be structured so that players can enjoy themselves while learning.

The book also includes tips for parents and coaches, practice workouts, and drills for players of every level.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

The ultimate guide to playing baseball is penned by one of the sport's livinglegends. 150 photos throughout. 16-page color insert.

Synopsis:

Now children of all ages (and their parents) can learn how best to play baseball from one of the most respected families in the game's history. Based on the teaching of the late Cal Ripken, Sr., "Play Baseball the Ripken Way" shows players just what they need to play their best. 150 photos.

About the Author

CAL and BILL RIPKEN are co-owners of Ripken Baseball, which runs youth camps nationwide. They recently opened the Ripken Youth Baseball Academy in their hometown of Aberdeen, Maryland. Cal Ripken, Jr., holds one of baseballs most respected records: He played in a record-setting 2,632 consecutive games, surpassing Lou Gehrigs streak of 2,130 straight games, which was thought to be unbeatable. The American League Rookie of the Year in 1982, the ALs Most Valuable Player in 1983 and 1991, and an All-Star nineteen times (the most in AL history), he is one of only seven players in Major League history with 400 homers and 3,000 hits. Bill Ripken is a twelve-year Major League veteran who played for the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers, among other teams. LARRY BURKE is the baseball editor of Sports Illustrated and the author of three books on the sport.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812970500
Author:
Ripken, Cal, Jr.
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Cal Ripken, Jr.
Author:
Burke, Larry
Author:
Ripken, Bill
Author:
Ripken, Cal, Jr.
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Training
Subject:
Coaching - Baseball
Subject:
Baseball -- Training.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball Coaching
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.20x7.34x.68 in. 1.20 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The ultimate guide to playing baseball is penned by one of the sport's livinglegends. 150 photos throughout. 16-page color insert.
"Synopsis" by , Now children of all ages (and their parents) can learn how best to play baseball from one of the most respected families in the game's history. Based on the teaching of the late Cal Ripken, Sr., "Play Baseball the Ripken Way" shows players just what they need to play their best. 150 photos.
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