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

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312199463
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/15/1999
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 586,952
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Leo Mazzone was the pitching coach for the Atlanta Braves from 1979-2005, and for the Baltimore Orioles from 2006-2007. He worked with Baseball Hall of Famers such as Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine.

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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!