In this slender but informative volume, Mazzone describes throwing programs, pitching strategies, and conditioning for pitchers from Little Leaguers up through high school. Over 60 photographs of Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, and other Braves illustrate pitching motion and various grips, while a special section on fielding for pitchers describes drills to keep hurlers in top form for bunts, covering first base, and setting up double plays. Though some of the conditioning and pitching drills seem impractical for the youngest players, coaches and older hurlers will find much useful information here. --M. Stein
I recommend this book to anyone seeking to improve their pitching performance and avoid injury.
The book provides the reader a common sense, inside look at the coaching philosophy that has produced one of the best pitching staffs of this century.
OK, Leo has made his point, but if you accept that there's not much else this book has to offer.
Great information for coach's of all levels. I am a pitching coach at the collegiate level and there were definitely things I could add to what I am doing to make my pitchers... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ryan Suttenfield
This book was okay, I knew it was an old book but didn't realize just how old it was. However it did help out with my 14 yr old son. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Raymond Upward
I bought it for my 14 yr. old grandson, only to find out that he was giving up baseball to concentrate on basketball - a very sad day in the life of his baseball-loving... Read morePublished 23 months ago by William J. Schwartz
Pitch a lot is the message of this book. OK, Leo has made his point, but if you accept that there's not much else this book has to offer. Read morePublished on October 14, 2002 by "veemail23"
This book has something for everybody. Wether you're a little leagure looking to learn how to throw a curveball or a high school pitcher looking to strenghten your arm, this is the... Read morePublished on July 19, 1999