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Baseball 101: What is a Grand Slam in Baseball?

what is a grand slam in baseball

If you’re new to the game of baseball, or coaching for the first time, then you’re probably wondering what a lot of the new terms and sayings you’re hearing mean. With our Baseball 101 series, we’re here to help.   Today’s Baseball 101 question is: What is a Grand Slam in baseball?   A Grand Slam is a bases loaded home run. In other words, it is when a batter hits a home run while all of the bases are occupied. When a batter hits a grand slam his team scores 4 runs. This is the highest scoring play possible …

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Baseball 101: What is a Fungo and Why do Coaches Use Them?

What is a fungo

If you’re new to the game of baseball, or coaching for the first time, then you’re probably wondering what a lot of the new terms and sayings you’re hearing mean. With our Baseball 101 series, we’re here to help.   Today’s Baseball 101 question is: What is a fungo and why do coaches use them? A fungo is a light-weight bat that baseball coaches use to during practice. It is used to hit balls to players to work on their fielding. Fungo bats are most often longer and skinnier than a typical baseball bat. The most common lengths of fungo …

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What is a Perfect Game in Baseball and How is it Different from a No Hitter?

What is a perfect game in baseball

If you’re new to the game of baseball, or coaching for the first time, then you’re probably wondering what a lot of the new terms and sayings you’re hearing mean. With our Baseball 101 series, we’re here to help.   Today’s Baseball 101 question is: What is a perfect game in baseball?   A Perfect Game is when a team’s pitcher (or pitchers) does not allow an opposing player to reach base for the entirety of the game. It is one of the rarest feats in the game of baseball. While it is possible for multiple pitchers to combine their efforts and …

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Top 5 Best Baseball Hitting Training Aids for 2018

Best Baseball Hitting Training Aids

Training tools and equipment can be a fun and engaging addition to a baseball player’s training regimen. But, if you’ve ever spent a few minutes searching the internet for them, you’d know there are hundreds of different hitting trainers out there. No hitting trainer is going to be a fix-all for a hitter. However, if it is a well designed piece of equipment, a good training aid will undoubtedly help that hitter get a better feel for what they are doing. A good baseball hitting training aid works because it provides an external feedback that the hitter can feel or …

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Tips and Drills for Teaching Kids to Catch a Baseball

Teaching kids to catch a baseball

  Catching the ball can be quite difficult for a young player who is new to the game of baseball. Most young kids are not very coordinated with their dominant hand, let alone with a glove on their non-dominant hand. It can be quite awkward for them at first. Here are a few tips and drills that I like to use when I’m teaching kids to catch a baseball.   The glove Ask your players to point to the part of the glove that they are trying to catch the ball with. You’ll find that many will point to the palm …

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Here’s the Place to Find the Best Price on Tanner Tees and other Pro Style Batting Tees…

Tanner Tees are my favorite tees on the market. They are as tough as they come. I’ve seen them take beatings in training facilities for months without showing signs of wear and tear. They are far and away the #1 choice of batting tee for college and professional players.   With the type of quality the Tanner Tee offers, it’s no surprise it is priced higher than your average baseball batting tee. We’re always buying them for our facilities and teams, so we’ve searched and searched to find the best price on Tanner Tees.   THE RESULT….well…they’re about the same …

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Best Baseball Pitching Machine Reviews for 2018

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  The pitching machine was first introduced over a century ago. Since then, it has evolved quite a bit. We’ve gone from simple wheel and arm machines, to machines that can throw every pitch that you could imagine from both arm angles. While not everyone needs one that is that complex, pitching machines are a must have for any serious baseball organization, Little League, or practice facility. They are also a great way to save baseball moms and dads money!  Get one for your garage, basement, or backyard and stop paying to rent time at your local facility!   Whether …

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The SIMPLE PHRASE that can teach ANYONE how to hit the baseball FARTHER

    I’ve been a hitting instructor to kids of all ages for over a decade now. The way I have taught hitting has evolved a lot since I first started, and I’m confident that my teaching methods will continue to evolve as long as I’m instructing. Through constant research, experience, trial and error, I’m constantly searching for and implementing more effective ways of teaching hitters. When I first started teaching and wanted a hitter to learn how to hit the ball harder, I was using the same phrases I’d been taught from my coaches growing up. I’m sure you …

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Quality At-Bats by Steve Springer: The Definitive Guide to the Mental Approach to Hitting the Baseball

  Baseball is 90% mental, and the other half is physical. – Yogi Berra     Hitting mechanics are being over analyzed and over-coached everywhere you look these days, but how much are you seeing and hearing the mental approach to hitting the baseball being discussed? Are your youth, high school, or college coaches dedicating enough time to this important aspect of the game? My guess is probably not. No need to worry though, there is a program out there that can help! It’s called Quality At-Bats, by Steve Springer. I first heard of Steve Springer when I was invited …

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Baseball Velocity Training Program Reviews: Paul Reddick VIP Baseball 90 MPH Club vs. 3X Extreme Pitching Velocity Program

Paul Reddick VIP Baseball 90 MPH Club, 3X Extreme Pitching Velocity Program, Brent Pourciau review

REVIEW: Paul Reddick VIP Baseball 90 MPH Club vs. 3X Extreme Pitching Velocity Program   There is a trend in all levels of baseball toward an increased emphasis on pitching velocity. Pitching experts, coaches, and scouts may disagree on whether the increased emphasis is good for the future of the game, but the fact remains that how hard a pitcher throws is the primary factor used in evaluating them from the high school level, all the way up to the Major League level. Like any other subject, you can find loads of information on how to throw the baseball harder on the …

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