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The Science of Hitting Paperback – April 29, 1986
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For anyone who has spent any time studying the instruction of mechanics for the baseball swing, you already know that the methods of hitting fall into two primary camps. These methods can be differentiated by their beliefs on what is the "proper" swing plane (i.e., what path the bat takes in route to intercepting the pitched ball.Read more ›
Williams' emphasis on plate discipline and mental approach, combined with his teaching of how to analyze your own swing gives you the basic tools you need to be an excellent offensive player. For pitchers, this book is a must to understand the weapons available to the batter.
For fans, this book will help you understand what's important and what's just filler by the broadcast team. If you're under 14 years old, buy this book, or go get from your local library, and study it on a field with a tee and a bag of balls. Then read it every day before you do your hitting reps.
This book turns bad hitters fair, and good hitters great. You just need to put in the work.
If you know anything about Williams, he likes to brag. In my opinion, if anybody has the right to brag, he's one of them. The book is primarily his retelling of stories, situations, and his stats. Be that as it may, as for actual science in batting, as the title suggests, there's precious little in the book. What you will find is more of Williams explanation of his own process for figuring out what worked for him, including advice from great ball players from the Golden Era of baseball given to him at early points in his career.
The two best things I got from the book were; constantly adjust (to the situation, the pitcher, the weather, etc.) and only swing at pitches you know you can hit. That's it.
I liked the book and recommend it, but don't set your expectations overly high unless you already like Ted Williams.
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No it was from a library stolen I imagine unless somebody bought it from the libraryPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer