Recommended baseball books for hitters and coaches
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Joe Janish has been coaching baseball for 20+ years, and playing for 30+. He was a D-1 ABCA All-American catcher in 1992, when he finished in the top 15 in the nation in hitting. He also coached at the D-1 level, and currently provides private instruction to serious baseball players in the NY/NJ/PA area. Read More…
Before Endy Chavez, Mets fans remembered “The Catch” made by Ron Swoboda in the 1969 World Series. Listen to Ron describe how he made himself into an MLB outfielder who would make one of the most legendary catches in New York baseball history.
Cleveland Indians scout Tyrone Brooks talks about what he looks for in an amateur baseball player and how you can attract and impress a pro scout. Tyrone formerly held several front office positions in the Atlanta Braves organization — including Director of Baseball Operations and Director of Baseball Administration — before joining the Cleveland Indians [...]
Fritz Peterson reveals the secrets that made him MLB’s #1 lefthanded control pitcher since 1900, the owner of the lowest ERA in the history of the old Yankee Stadium, an All-Star, and a 20-game winner.
How does a Major League Baseball player prepare — mentally — for a big game or a postseason series? I had the opportunity to discuss that topic and many others related to mental preparation for baseball with one of the leading experts on the subject, Jim Fannin. Jim’s worked with 24 All-Stars over the years, [...]
If you use a telescope, binoculars, or video camera to steal another team’s signs — THAT is cheating. But if all you use is your eyes, it’s completely within the rules — and it could mean the difference between winning and losing. Watch an example of Joe Mauer stealing the opposing catcher’s signs and relaying [...]
For much of North America — particularly in the colder climates — the baseball season is right around the corner. That means it’s time to pull your baseball glove out of the closet and get it ready for the upcoming season — or buy a new one and start breaking it in. There are at [...]