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The four hundred most sensible issues Ever acknowledged approximately tips to Play Baseball Randy Voorhees and Mark Gola the 1st booklet of baseball quotations to concentration solely on tips to play the sport, As Koufax stated . . . brings jointly four hundred of the simplest, so much worthwhile and interesting charges in regards to the video game of baseball for gamers, coaches, and diehard fans. the result's a set that gives clever, helpful, and exact suggestion to any fan of the nationwide hobby.
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He’s pulling out his front side. —Al Kaline, Hall of Fame player (1953–1974) I have always maintained that the best remedy for a batting slump is two wads of cotton. One for each ear. —Bill Veeck Sr. If it works, stick with it. Sometimes coaches like to try to make changes for the sake of change. Stick with what feels comfortable. —Travis Lee When you’re struggling at the plate, any one of several things can pull you out of it. Sometimes extra batting practice, sometimes a day off, and sometimes it’s a ﬂare hit that will make you feel as if things are about to turn your way.
John Olerud, major-league player (1989–present) When I struggle, I realize that I’m not seeing the ball. To ﬁx the problem, I don’t worry about where my hands are, how my feet are set up, or where my weight is. I concentrate on seeing the ball and hitting it right back up the middle. —Scott Rolen You decide you’ll wait for your pitch. Then as the ball starts toward the plate, you think about your stance. And then you think about your swing. And then you realize that the ball that went past you for a strike was your pitch.
If I have two strikes on me, that isn’t going to change anything. I’ve still got one more opportunity to hit the ball. Therefore, I’m going up there and do things the way I want to do them. —Tony Gwynn 27 Batting I had the greatest day of my career [after hitting four home runs]. I probably will never have another one like it again. If I’d gone up again, I might have pressed— gone for the home run. And when you press, you’re dead. Seldom have I ever really tried to hit a home run and got it.