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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