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The Science of Hitting

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ISBN13: 9780671621032
ISBN10: 0671621033
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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:

  • 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
  • Bunting
  • Hitting the opposite way
  • And much more!
Whether you play the game or simply enjoy reading about it, you'll find The Science of Hitting an unforgettable addition to your sports library.

Synopsis:

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;and#8226;How to Think Like a Pitcher and Guess the Pitchandlt;BRandgt;and#8226;The Three Cardinal Rules for Developing a Smooth Line-Driving Swingandlt;BRandgt;and#8226;The Secrets of Hip and Wrist Actionandlt;BRandgt;and#8226;Pitch Selection andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;Buntingandlt;BRandgt;and#8226;Hitting the Opposite Way andlt;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.

Synopsis:

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

· Bunting

· 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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anonymous, February 25, 2009 (view all comments by anonymous)
Science Indeed

What a fantastic book on hitting by one of the greates all-time hitters, Ted Williams. In a nutshell, its a book designed to teach the reader to hit better by showing them a comprehensive look at the science behind hitting. A few things that seemed to stand out:

-the style of writing is like he's standing there talking to you which makes for an easy read
-the batting advice is pretty thorough leaving no stone unturned
-the battting advice is based on science
-the pictures demonstrating the techniqes are OUTSTANDING and include all angles including some very good overhead shots
-the stories he tells of other baseball players are priceless!

Highly recommended for anyone who wants to hit a ball better, I found it to be a very well-rounded book based on both science AND experience. Also recommend "Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff" if you have a shoulder problem that interferes with your playing.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671621032
Author:
Ted Williams and John Underwood
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Williams, Ted
Author:
Underwood, John W.
Author:
Underwood, John
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Batting (Baseball)
Subject:
Batting
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Subject:
Training
Subject:
baseball; baseball legends; hitting; Ted Williams; red sox; Boston red sox; sports tips; baseball bats; youth baseball; baseball cards; ted williams autograph
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
Extra series, CX
Publication Date:
19860431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-C T/O
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.38 in 12.53 oz

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Product details 96 pages Fireside Books - English 9780671621032 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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;and#8226;How to Think Like a Pitcher and Guess the Pitchandlt;BRandgt;and#8226;The Three Cardinal Rules for Developing a Smooth Line-Driving Swingandlt;BRandgt;and#8226;The Secrets of Hip and Wrist Actionandlt;BRandgt;and#8226;Pitch Selection andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;Buntingandlt;BRandgt;and#8226;Hitting the Opposite Way andlt;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.
"Synopsis" by , 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

· Bunting

· Hitting the opposite way

The Science of Hitting is a must-read for all baseball players looking to improve their turn at bat.

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