Don Mattingly's Hitting Is Simple: The ABC's of Batting .300

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Don Mattingly was one of the greatest offensive ballplayers of his generation. In 1985 he was the American League MVP and Player of the Year--a nine-time gold glove winner, a batting champion, and six-time all-star he remains today one of the most beloved Yankee first basemen of all-time. Now as the bench coach and former hitting instructor for the most successful sports franchise in history, he offers solid advice and instruction for young athletes around the world on how to ...

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Don Mattingly was one of the greatest offensive ballplayers of his generation. In 1985 he was the American League MVP and Player of the Year--a nine-time gold glove winner, a batting champion, and six-time all-star he remains today one of the most beloved Yankee first basemen of all-time. Now as the bench coach and former hitting instructor for the most successful sports franchise in history, he offers solid advice and instruction for young athletes around the world on how to hit a baseball.
With instructional photos throughout, and careful step-by-step instruction, DON MATTINGLY'S HITTING IS SIMPLE: THE ABC'S OF BATTING .300 covers all the fundamentals:
*proper balance and stance
*the mechanics of a sound swing
*reading pitchers and pitches
*how to hit to all fields
*drills to improve your timing
This all-ages guide to hitting a baseball by one of the Yankee greats is sure to become one of the most definitive books on hitting in years.

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Don Mattingly's credentials for writing an instruction book on batting .300 are securely established by his own .307 lifetime average. But, as veteran fans know, the longtime Yankee captain never rested on his quick reflexes or his laurels; during games, this avid student of hitting watched every pitch as if he himself was in the on-deck circle. His talents made him an ideal choice to be the Yankees batting coach, a position that he held until he was promoted to bench coach in 2006. Don Mattingly's Hitting Is Simple guides young players through the entire hitting process: choosing the right bat; perfecting your grip, stance, and swing; learning to read pitches and pitchers; understanding the strike zone and batting strategy; and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312366209
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/6/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 688,667
  • Product dimensions: 8.23 (w) x 11.07 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

DON MATTINGLY was the long time great Yankee captains and 1985 AL MVP whose stellar career made him one of the most all-time popular ballplayers among fans and players alike. A former hitting instructor for the New York Yankees, he now serves as their bench coach.

JIM ROSENTHAL is the author or co-author of several books, including Ichiro's Art of Playing Baseball, Randy Johnson's Power Pitching, Leo Mazzone's Pitch Like a Pro, Tony Gwynn's Total Baseball Player, Nolan Ryan's Pitcher's Bible, and Kiana's Bodysculpting.

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