Hit like a Big Leaguer: Batting Tips, Techniques, and Strategies for Coaches and Players

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"During my professional career I never forgot the people who helped me. . . . For my hitting technique, it was Jack. His book will do the same for you."

?Ozzie Guillen, manager, Chicago White Sox, 2005 World Series Champions

"When I signed a minor-league contract in 1981, I was an OK hitter. In 1982 and 1983, I got a chance to work with Jack Maloof on my hitting?not only the fundamentals but the mental part [as well]. Without his help, not only do I not become a three-time All-Star; I don't even make the major leagues."

?John Kruk, ESPN baseball

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Overview

"During my professional career I never forgot the people who helped me. . . . For my hitting technique, it was Jack. His book will do the same for you."

—Ozzie Guillen, manager, Chicago White Sox, 2005 World Series Champions

"When I signed a minor-league contract in 1981, I was an OK hitter. In 1982 and 1983, I got a chance to work with Jack Maloof on my hitting—not only the fundamentals but the mental part [as well]. Without his help, not only do I not become a three-time All-Star; I don't even make the major leagues."

—John Kruk, ESPN baseball analyst

"Whether you are in Little League or pro ball, Hit like a Big Leaguer will help you. It's excellent advice for anyone wanting to learn more about hitting a baseball."

—Roberto Alomar, 12-time American League All-Star

"This book is so fundamentally sound that I would advise anyone considering picking up a bat to read it first."

—Bobby Cox, Three-time National League Manager of the Year, Atlanta Braves

Hitting instructor Jack Maloof has tweaked the swings and increased the averages of major league baseball's biggest leaguers, including Tony Gwynn, Roberto Alomar, Cliff Floyd, and more.

You'll go from bush league to big league as Maloof shows you how to:

  • Improve your average
  • Overcome slumps and make adjustments
  • Master a fearless approach at the plate
  • Speed up your response to the ball
  • Recognize your pitch and take advantage of it
  • Capitalize on the pitcher's mistakes
  • Swing for the fences and make the most of every at-bat
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071467902
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/23/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,424,267
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Maloof is the hitting coordinator for the Atlanta Braves and has been a major-league hitting coach with the San Diego Padres and Florida Marlins. He lives in Chandler, Arizona.

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