Pitch like a Pro: A Guide for Young Pitchers and Their Coaches, Little League through High School

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Leo Mazzone is pro baseball's premier pitching coach. In his years with the Atlanta Braves, he has trained several Cy Young Award winners and helped lead his team to the World Series.

In Pitch like a Pro, Mazzone and coauthor Jim Rosenthal offer step-by-step instructions for players and coaches in Little League through high school. They teach all of the pitching basics and give athletes advice on how they can ...

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Pitch Like a Pro: A guide for Young Pitchers and their Coaches, Little League through High School

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Overview

Leo Mazzone is pro baseball's premier pitching coach. In his years with the Atlanta Braves, he has trained several Cy Young Award winners and helped lead his team to the World Series.

In Pitch like a Pro, Mazzone and coauthor Jim Rosenthal offer step-by-step instructions for players and coaches in Little League through high school. They teach all of the pitching basics and give athletes advice on how they can use the right training techniques to grow stronger and stay healthier. Contents include:

Mazzone's between-starts throwing program

How to grip different pitches

Proper mechanics and delivery technique

Pitching strategies and tactics

Field the position

Pitch like a Pro offers contributions by such well known pitchers as Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smotz, and Denny Neagle, along with black-and-white instructional photographs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312199463
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 234,538
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Leo Mazzone is the pitching coach for the Atlanta Braves. He works with Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, and the current crop of Atlanta's young pitching stars.

Jim Rosenthal is a well-known health and fitness writer who has authored several books including Kiana's Body Sculpting, Lee Haney's Ultimate Bodybuilding, and Tony Gwynn's Total Baseball Player.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 The Throwing Program for Pitchers 1
Ch. 2 Getting a Grip 23
Ch. 3 Mechanics and Delivery 39
Ch. 4 Strategies and Tactics 49
Ch. 5 Fielding the Position 67
Ch. 6 Physical Conditioning for Pitchers 75
Ch. 7 Mazzone's Musings 89
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2004

    Thank you, to The Pope of Pitching

    As a Pitching Coach of 13, 14 year olds and High School Pitchers, I cannot say enough about this book. I have been a Brave fan for 30 years, and I have followed closely, Mazzone's success with the Braves' staff over the years. I have applied just about everything from this Book with my Pitchers, and it has worked. It is challenging sometimes to sell the kids on a 'throwing program', but to see the results is amazing. Leo's philosophy is what has sold me, as a Coach, and the best thing about it, is, that it is simple. what Mazzone says is correct, that Pitching 'doesn't have to be a science project'. I would recommend this book for any Caoch who works with Pitchers, and if Leo's success doesn't get you to the bookstore, I don't know what would. Not only does he cover ALL aspects of teaching your Pitchers, but he allows HIS students, such as Glavine, Smoltz, Maddux and all to give us their reasons, why Mazzone's philosophy works. That's 6 Cy Young awards, giving their endorsement on the Mazzone Program. Thanks, Leo, for giving 'this' Coach the tools needed to make my Pitchers better. And, by the way, thanks to Johnny Sain (Leo's Mentor)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2001

    very good

    i want to be a pro pitcher and this book is garunteed to get you there. this has helped me greatly and i am sure it will help you also.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2000

    Leo Mazzone offers a great, step-by-step guide that makes pitching easy!

    When I bought this book, my main idea was to find out how to correctly grip deifferent pitches. Pitch Like a Pro offers photographed grips from Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, and more! It's good to learn from professionals. This book also features the correct way to throw a curve ball using the throw, turn, and pull method, and a throwing program that all the Atlanta Braves pitchers follow and that has made them successful throughout their careers. A must-read for developing young pitchers!

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