The Act of Pitching: A Tutorial for All Levels by a Master Technician--Detailing Every Aspect of Pitching
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The Act of Pitching: A Tutorial for All Levels by a Master Technician--Detailing Every Aspect of Pitching

by John Bagonzi
     
 

Coaches of youth players and big leaguers as well as individuals seeking to step up their game will learn what it takes to become an accomplished pitcher in this updated manual. Following a step-by-step approach, this handbook provides precise pitching instruction, state-of-the-art conditioning and training programs utilized by today’s pitching

Overview


Coaches of youth players and big leaguers as well as individuals seeking to step up their game will learn what it takes to become an accomplished pitcher in this updated manual. Following a step-by-step approach, this handbook provides precise pitching instruction, state-of-the-art conditioning and training programs utilized by today’s pitching technicians, and techniques for mastering the mental aspects of the game. The lessons move through the basics and include an expansive section on the finer details of pitching grips to more advanced aspects—the mechanics of pitching a fastball, changing speeds to win, the use of relievers, how to pitch from strength, and how to stop a homerun barrage—and advice on finding the right strategy for each pitcher.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The best book on pitching that I have ever read."  —Bob Feller, Hall of Fame pitcher

"Coach Bagonzi has been an invaluable resource for me...a pitching genius. He got me back in the bigs."  —Rich Gale, Major League pitcher and Boston Red Sox pitching coach

"I continue to use the lessons he taught me on the field in everything I do."  —Jim MacDonald, pitcher, Houston Astros

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780977825004
Publisher:
Pitching Professor Publications
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
Fifth Edition, Fifth edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author


Dr. John Bagonzi is an accomplished college pitcher who developed his playing and teaching skills while associated with the Boston Red Sox organization. He has been a coach for more than 40 years. He lives in Woodsville, New Hampshire. Alex Levin is a World Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee who has been teaching children for more than 15 years. He lives in Conway, New Hampshire.

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