Rod Carew's Hit to Win: Batting Tips and Techniques from a Baseball Hall of Famer

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In the more than 40 years since Rod Carew debuted in the big leagues, he's watched thousands of great and not-so-great hitters while discerning the fundamentals of success at the plate. Countless hours spent experimenting, watching video, and refining his own techniques have helped transform Carew from one of the game's best hitters to one of its most revered teachers.

Rod Carew's Hit to Win teaches hitters how to develop their own swing, stance, and plate approach, all within ...

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Overview

In the more than 40 years since Rod Carew debuted in the big leagues, he's watched thousands of great and not-so-great hitters while discerning the fundamentals of success at the plate. Countless hours spent experimenting, watching video, and refining his own techniques have helped transform Carew from one of the game's best hitters to one of its most revered teachers.

Rod Carew's Hit to Win teaches hitters how to develop their own swing, stance, and plate approach, all within the framework of solid fundamentals. Detailed photos and diagrams help students envision and execute success at the plate. Carew's hitting philosophy is featured here as well, with a focus on the mental and psychological battle between a hitter and a pitcher. Carew encourages his students to be creative and flexible in the batter's box, making Rod Carew's Hit to Win the ideal instructional tool for hitters of all ages and skill levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760342664
  • Publisher: MVP Books
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 632,903
  • Product dimensions: 7.22 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

A Hall of Famer and one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball, Rod Carew remains involved with Major League Baseball through executive roles with the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and as the commissioner's Special Advisor for International Player Development in Latin America, Europe, and Australia. Frank Pace is one of television's most prolific producers, with nearly 600 episodes of network TV to his credit. Armen Keteyian is the chief investigative correspondent for CBS News and a correspondent for HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel." He is the author or coauthor of nine books. www.rodcarew.comwww.rodcarewbaseball.comwww.facebook.com/rodcarewbaseballSteve Berg attended his first Twins game at the old Met Stadium in 1962, and over the years he has poked around two dozen major league ballparks across the country. Raised in Fargo, North Dakota, Berg went on to pursue a career in journalism, including a 20-year stint at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He is now a writer and consultant on urban design issues, and his stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, and Minnpost.com, among other publications. Berg and his wife, Dixie, live in downtown Minneapolis.A Hall of Famer and one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball, Rod Carew remains involved with Major League Baseball through executive roles with the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and as the commissioner's Special Advisor for International Player Development in Latin America, Europe, and Australia. Frank Pace is one of television's most prolific producers, with nearly 600 episodes of network TV to his credit. Armen Keteyian is the chief investigative correspondent for CBS News and a correspondent for HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel." He is the author or coauthor of nine books. www.rodcarew.comwww.rodcarewbaseball.comwww.facebook.com/rodcarewbaseballA Hall of Famer and one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball, Rod Carew remains involved with Major League Baseball through executive roles with the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and as the commissioner's Special Advisor for International Player Development in Latin America, Europe, and Australia. Frank Pace is one of television's most prolific producers, with nearly 600 episodes of network TV to his credit. Armen Keteyian is the chief investigative correspondent for CBS News and a correspondent for HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel." He is the author or coauthor of nine books. www.rodcarew.comwww.rodcarewbaseball.comwww.facebook.com/rodcarewbaseball

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Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword by Joe Mauer
Introduction and Philosophy
1. Setting Up the Swing
2. The Stance
3. Reading the Spin
4. Contact!
5. The Mental Game
6. Situational Hitting
7. Bunting
8. Batting Practice and Conditioning
9. Teaching Hitting
10. Carew on the Game’s Best Hitters
Afterword: Carew on Carew
Appendix: Carew’s Career Highlights
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Authors

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