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Cage Rat: Lessons from a Life in Baseball by the Yankees Hitting Coach
     

Cage Rat: Lessons from a Life in Baseball by the Yankees Hitting Coach

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by Kevin Long
 

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The Hitting Coach for the New York Yankees, Kevin Long trains power-hitters in the fine art of hitting a baseball well—a talent the legendary Ted Williams once called, “the most difficult skill in sport.” In Cage Rat, the man who helps sharpen the mechanics of such superstars as Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, and Alex Rodriguez shares the

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The Hitting Coach for the New York Yankees, Kevin Long trains power-hitters in the fine art of hitting a baseball well—a talent the legendary Ted Williams once called, “the most difficult skill in sport.” In Cage Rat, the man who helps sharpen the mechanics of such superstars as Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, and Alex Rodriguez shares the expertise he honed over his more than two decades in the game as both player and coach. With an introduction by Alex Rodriguez and an Afterword by Robinson Cano, Cage Rat is an indispensable guide to hitting, filled with practical advice, fascinating behind-the-scenes action, and an enduring, inspiring love for the Great American Pastime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062079039
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
464,501
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Kevin Long was named the hitting coach of the New York Yankees in 2007. Before that, he served as the hitting coach of the Triple-A Omaha Royals and the Double-A Wichita Wranglers. He made his professional coaching debut at Single-A Wilmington in 1997 after eight seasons as a player in the minors. Long played college ball at the University of Arizona, where he earned second-team All-America honors in 1989. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife, Marcey, and their three children, Britney, Tracy, and Jaron.


Glen Waggoner, a founding editor of ESPN The Magazine, is the coauthor of Bobby Murcer’s New York Times bestselling autobiography A Yankee for Life, as well as the bestsellers My Life In & Out of the Rough with John Daly and Clearing the Bases with Mike Schmidt. Waggoner was one of the founding fathers of Rotisserie League Baseball, which sparked the fantasy sports movement in America.

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Cage Rat: Lessons from a Life in Baseball by the Yankees Hitting Coach 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
OrangeBowl More than 1 year ago
The brevity and tone of this book are indications that the author,Kevin Long,wrote this as an ode to himself.For much of the first half of the book he tells his story of how he got to where he is now,which makes for good reading.Then when he reaches his current title,"batting coach" of the NY Yankees his tone changes from humble to almost sounding responsible for the success of Yankee hitters.Even though most of these players have been well established before he even sniffed the big leagues.Cage Rat is a decent book worthy of a weekend read if you don't feel like starting anything else.Funny how I finished this book the same day Derek Jeter reached 3,000 career hits.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago