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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Science Indeed

    What a fantastic book on hitting by one of the greates all-time hitters, Ted Williams. In a nutshell, its a book designed to teach the reader to hit better by showing them a comprehensive look at the science behind hitting. A few things that seemed to stand out: <BR/><BR/>-the style of writing is like he's standing there talking to you which makes for an easy read <BR/>-the batting advice is pretty thorough leaving no stone unturned <BR/>-the battting advice is based on science <BR/>-the pictures demonstrating the techniqes are OUTSTANDING and include all angles including some very good overhead shots <BR/>-the stories he tells of other baseball players are priceless! <BR/><BR/>Highly recommended for anyone who wants to hit a ball better, I found it to be a very well-rounded book based on both science AND experience. Also recommend Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff if you have a shoulder problem that interferes with your playing.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2008

    The Science of Hitting

    The book, The Science of Hitting was written by Ted Williams and John Underwood. It was published by Simon and Schuster Inc. This book is great for you if you are going through rough times at the plate. It will give you little tips on what to concentrate on to make your swing simpler. You will not even know that you are doing this until it is brought to your attention in this book. The Science of Hitting is also good for you if you are just starting out in hitting. I believe that Ted¿s little tips will help you be a good hitter. It obviously worked for him he is in The Hall of Fame and the last person to hit 400 in the majors. I¿m not saying if you read this book you are going to go pro. I¿m saying this book will help with the fundamentals of hitting. If you are having trouble with the mental aspect of hitting then this book is for you. It tells you what to do in each spot you are batting in the lineup. It gives you keys on what to look for in certain counts and with certain pitchers. These little edges you pick up will raise your batting average. I can speak from experience. After trying these on my high school team I have seen a gradual increase in my batting average over the past 4 years. If you can not hit the outside pitch if your life depended on it then you must read what Ted has to say about what to do. He gives you drills and some other things to do to improve on hitting the outside pitch. This book is not like other coaching books. It is different because the author uses actually things that happened in his life and you know it really happened because he was in the majors and a lot of people witnessed it. Unlike in other books you actually know who the author is. He keeps you entertained throughout the book. If you are bored and do not think you can practice on baseball by yourself then you must read this book to see what you can do to actually get better without anyone working with you. You need to have the dedication to make it in the majors. In this book Ted could not emphasize this enough. After reading this book I would defiantly recommend this book to someone trying to get better at their craft. After you read this book you will have a lot more knowledge about the game then you had before. You will learn drills to do, what to do in certain situations, and to watch the game even if you are not playing because you can still get better by doing that. So if you are down to be a better hitter than go out and by this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2005

    Excelent book on hitting by the greatest hitter to ever live.

    This is by far the best hitting book in stores. All I needed to know is that Ted Williams wrote it. I have always had a quick bat and above average power, but being a left-handed pull hitter, I had a hard time not getting under an outside pitch and pop out. I had to learn how to hit to the opposite field with out popping out all the time. This book has excelent tips on hitting opposite field and other great fundementals. I personaly believe that anyone who wants to become a great hitter should pick up this book. This is a 5-star fundementals book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2003

    This is the book to read when you're in need of learning how to hit!

    I wasn't getting off to a good start hitting in my Pony League season. It was only until I missed all of the practice balls thrown to me in practice that I said,'OK, I'm in trouble.' I started reading the book and couldn't put it down. It got some humor and really makes you think. Buy it.

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