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HITTING A BASEBALL CAM STEPHENS & NICK SKALA. THE FACTS* American League National League A.L. + N.L.Year 2282274551901 1472143611910 3692616301920 6738921,5651930.

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1 HITTING A BASEBALL CAM STEPHENS & NICK SKALA

2 THE FACTS* American League National League A.L. + N.L.Year , , ,1002, ,0861,0422, ,7461,6833, ,8441,2433, ,7961,5213, ,6883,0055, ,2522,7054,

3 THE SWING MECHANICS

4 STANCE FEET SHOULDER WIDTH APART BACK FOOT SLIGHTLY PIGEON-TOED KNEES FLEXED KNEES PINCHED/INSIDE FEET SLIGHT BEND AT WAIST ELBOWS DOWN/FOREARMS RELAXED

5 RHYTHYMRHYTHYMRHYTHYMRHYTHYM LAW OF MOTION: A BODY AT REST, WILL STAY AT REST UNLESS ACTED UPON BY A GREATER FORCE DIFFICULT TO HIT WITHOUT IT AS A HITTER YOU ARE “DANCING” WITH THE PITCHER HIPS HANDS FEET

6 LOADING WEIGHT SHIFTS TO 60/40 BALANCE ON REAR LEG WEIGHT SHIFTS TO 60/40 BALANCE ON REAR LEG GOES UP AGAINST, NOT OVER BACK LEG GOES UP AGAINST, NOT OVER BACK LEG TYPES: TYPES: LEG LIFT LEG LIFT TOE TAP TOE TAP TOE PUSH TOE PUSH

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8 STRIDE/ HAND SEPERATION CONTROLED/COORDINATED ACTION AN EXTENSION OF FRONT LOWER LEG, NOT A WEIGHT SHIFT WEIGHT IS STILL 60/40, 55/45 SHOULD LAND ON BALL OF FRONT FOOT FOOT & HIP SHOULD BE CLOSED

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10 LOWER HALF ACTION BACK KNEE & HIP LEAD INITIAL MOVE TO SWING AT THE BALL HANDS DO MOVE AT THE BEGINNING, THEY CONNECT TO HIPS AFTER INTIAL MOVE BY LOWER HALF AMOUNT OF BACK HIP ROTATION DEPENDENT ON WHERE THE BALL IS: INSIDE/OUTSIDE

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12 BAT LAG POINT AT WHICH KNOB OF THE BAT IS MOVING TOWARDS THE BASEBALL & BACKOF BARREL IS POINTING AT THE CATCHER BAT IS LEVEL OR JUST ABOVE HANDS AT THIS POINT BOTTOM HAND IS LEADING KNOB TO BALL TOP HAND WORKS WHEN THE BOTTOM HAND REACHES THE MID-CHEST AREA

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14 CONTACT POINT AT WHICH BAT MEETS BALL GOAL IS TO BE PALM UP/PALM DOWN UPPER BODY IS STACKED, NOT FALLING BACK OR LEANING FORWARD WEIGHT IS EVENLY DISTRIBUTED 50/50 FRONT LEG IS FIRM BACK HEEL POINTING UP

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16 EXTENSION TAKES PLACE AFTER YOU HIT THE BALL STILL PALM UP/PALM DOWN DON’T HIT THE BALL, HIT THROUGH IT

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18 FINISH SHOULD BE CONTROLLED & BALANCED BAT BAREL FINISHES AROUND TOP OF SHOULDER SLIGHT LEAN BACKWARD POSSIBLE

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20 HOMERUN HOMER THE END


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