• Baseball Physics

Want to Hit? – Stop Swinging Down!

You do not swing down or “chop down” on the ball.  This technique was popular…

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5 Hitting Tools to Increase Bat Speed

Bat speed is developed through strength training and repetition.  To improve our bat speed, we…

  • Baseball Physics

Batted Ball Speed – The Holy Grail of Hitting and Where to Find It

Simple physics description of hitting a baseball: It's the transferred energy from a batters body…

  • Mental Approach

The Best Hitters in the World Fail 70% of the Time – WRONG!

How many times have you heard: “The game of baseball is a game of failure…

  • Fundamental Baseball Skills

Swing Path and Hip Rotation

Bat Path Every time I work with a new hitter, I ask “How would you…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter June 16, 1892: Hugh Duffy

The Batter of Yesterday was Hall of Famer Hugh Duffy, Sir Hugh Duffy as the…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter June 4th: Heinie Reitz

We celebrate both Country and Player on this day. Oh, Canada John Thorn and Tom…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter November 16th 1911: Hans Lobert

International baseball is not a new occurrence, and in the years before the First World…

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Historical Hitter November 3rd & 4th: Pearl Casey

As November means the end of the post season, the barnstorming season begins. In 1908…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter November 1st: William Fredrick “Heinie” Heitmuller

For years the Pacific Coast League played the longest schedule in baseball, running from early…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 29-30: Monte Ward

With the Giants winning their Eighth World Series Title, or 10 if one includes the…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 28th: John Montgomery Ward

Today was the day Monte Ward joined the Baseball Tourists en-route. Ward had arrived late…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 2th 1888: Cap Anson

On this day in 1888 The All-American Stars were playing the Chicago National Leaguers on…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 24th 1892: Hugh Duffy

In the age when the Beaneaters were the toast of Boston and kings of baseball,…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 23rd 1910: Eddie Collins

Discovered by Connie Mack from the halls of Columbia University Eddie Collins began his 25…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 19th 1889: Hank O’Day

Today the hitting hero is Giants Centerfielder Hank O’Day. Yet it also presents a great…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 18th 1862: Jim Creighton

As we know, that baseball was not “invented” but evolved as a game most notably…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 17th 1911: Home Run Baker

Today in the 1911 World Series the first World Series nickname was created. John Franklin…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 16th 1912: Olaf Hendriksen

Given the intensity of the game, some World Series heroes are lesser known players who…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 15th 1923: Bob Meusel

Yesterday was the last time the Cubs won a championship, today is the first time…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 14th 1908: Johnny Evers

Leading the way in 1908 World Series was the irascible second baseman, Johnny Evers. He…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 13th 1909: Fred Clarke

October 13 is the day for the Pittsburgh Pirates, because three unique World Series events…

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Historical Hitter October 12th 1920: Steve O’Neill

Today was the day the Indians won their first World Series, in fact the Indians…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 11th 1948: Stan Musial

If your team is from Beantown and wears red stockings, October 11 is your day;…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 10th 1887: Tip O’Neil

In 1887 the season ended on the ninth so the Batter of the day for…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 9th 1887: Clarence Williams

Clarence Williams of the Cuban Giants went 3 for 4 with two runs scored in…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 8th 1909: Honus Wagner

This October 8th illustrates the best and worst of the Baseball business.  And it ties…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 6 1926: Babe Ruth

The World Series is the stage that etches great players into the national consciousness. The…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 5 1905: Charles Albert Bender

October 5 is part of the baseball lexicon for an off the field and on…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 4 1925: Harry Heilmann

Rather than being a post season date, in 1925 it was the last day of…

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Historical Hitter October 3 1920: George Sisler

October 3 has been the date for epic contests between the Giants and Dodgers. While…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter October 2 1898: Candy La Chance

It’s October, which means that it’s the month that belongs to the Yankees.  Baseball history…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitters September 30: Two Babes and a Shotgun

Since it’s always good to start with The Bambino, today was the day in 1927…

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Historical Hitter September 29 1942: Barney Serrell

Today the focus is on batters and in this case the batting hero the day…

  • Yesterday's Hitter

Yesterday’s Hitter 09-27-14: Derek Jeter

Yesterday’s Hitter Award goes to the Captain, Derek Jeter.  Though he only went 1 for…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter September 28: The .400 Hitters

September 28 was one of the busiest days in the history of the game. I…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter September 27: Nap Lajoie

In the long history of the game, I know of four people who have teams…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter September 26 1896: Jesse Burkett

It seems the last week in September as the season is winding down for the…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter September 25 1931: Cal McVey

On this day in 1931, baseball again rose to the occasion and performed a Charity…

  • Yesterday's Hitter

Yesterday’s Hitter 09-24-14: Nick Markakis

Yesterday’s Hitter Award goes to Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis.  Markakis was a very tough…

  • Yesterday's Hitter

Yesterday’s Hitter 09-22-14: Jose Bautista

Yesterday’s Hitter Award goes to the Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista.  Bautista was perfect…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter September 19 1883: John Reilly

On this day back in 1883, Long John Reilly hit the cycle. What is more…

  • Yesterday's Hitter

Yesterday’s Hitters 09-17-14: Justin Morneau & Charlie Blackmon

There were a lot of good hitting performances last night, so picking out one was…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter September 18: Red Ruffing

In a game not noted of its pitching, Red Ruffing is the batter of the…

  • Yesterday's Hitter

Yesterday’s Hitter 09-16-14: Wilmer Flores

Yesterday’s Hitter Award goes to New York Mets short stop Wilmer Flores.  Flores went 3…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter September 16 1924: Jim Bottomley

On this day in 1924, Hall of Famer Jim Bottomley of the St. Louis Cardinals…

  • Yesterday's Hitter

Yesterday’s Hitter 09-15-14: Mark Trumbo

Yesterday’s Hitter Award goes to Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Mark Trumbo.  Trumbo went 2 for…

  • Yesterday's Hitter

Yesterday’s Hitter 09-14-14: Xander Bogaerts

Yesterday’s Hitter Award goes to Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts.  Bogaerts went 3 for…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitter September 15 1887: Tim Murnane

Baseball has been played in Boston since 1871 as a professional sport. On this day…

  • Historical Hitter

Historical Hitters September 14: The Griffeys & Cy Seymour

Cy Who? Seymour who? Cy was short for given nickname cyclone, his given name was…