The Art of HittingBook - 1998
Tony Gwynn, the San Diego Padres champion batter, here details his approach to one of the most difficult accomplishments in sports: contacting a ball 3" in diameter, traveling at 90-100 mph, with a round bat. Gwynn breaks down the mechanics of his hitting technique -- grip, stance, balance, front foot, release point, swing, and follow-through -- and discusses each with accompanying photos. Beyond pure technique, Gwynn also discusses slumps and how he gets through them; why he strikes out infrequently; the toughest pitchers he faces; and other great hitters. More than 100 full-color action photos of Gwynn and other top players accompany the engaging text. This book encompasses the craft, dedication, and philosophy of a great ballplayer.
Publisher: New York : GT Pub., 1998.
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.