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In Dugout, a Grinder Who Never Gave In

Posted by Bill Stanton on October 16, 2014 at 9:36pm 1 Comment

October 9, 2013

In Dugout, a Grinder Who Never Gave In

ST. LOUIS — Jeff Banister sat alone in the…


The Real Reason We Coach (I'm Looking for your Help)

Posted by Kyle Nelson on October 6, 2014 at 5:31pm 0 Comments


We all know there are certain things about coaching that nobody

likes. Complaints from parents, all the extra paperwork, the

liability, being blamed for losses, and the list goes on...

But there is a reason we are still coaching.  It's because the

good outweighs the bad. It's because we have seen the positive

impact we can have on students, athletes, and families,…


28 Ways Pitching Prepares You for Life

Posted by Phil R. on November 20, 2013 at 1:54pm 5 Comments

This post was originally posted on my pitching website,

28 Ways Pitching Better Prepares You for Life



At the end of the long season, it's always a good idea to take a step back and look at the big picture. Give yourself some time to recharge and take stock of where you're at in your career (and in your…


What Happened to the Overhand Curveball?

Posted by Grant Clifford on August 7, 2014 at 12:02pm 12 Comments

Decline of the Curve

Curveball1 Many have tried, but few have mastered the art of throwing a devastating overhand curveball. Now, the cutter is king.

By Pat Jordan

Three major league scouts were talking over lunch, in…


Mike Schmidt: Today's hitters don't want much help

Posted by Bill Stanton on August 9, 2014 at 5:00pm 7 Comments

Mike Schmidt: Today's hitters don't want much help

By MIKE SCHMIDT, For The Associated Press | August 7, 2014

I just returned from Hall of Fame induction weekend, where I find that my cronies and I are slowly becoming the older generation of the membership.

Most of us are in our 60s, having made our mark on the game in the late 1970s and '80s. Like any club or fraternity, the Hall's…


The real reason pitchers get injured

Posted by Bill Stanton on August 14, 2014 at 10:30am 22 Comments

The real reason pitchers get injured

August, 13, 2014
Matt Buschmann AP Photo/Gregory…

A Passion....

Posted by Nick Renault on March 31, 2009 at 1:31pm 10 Comments

In writing this essay, I was forced to take a hard examination of my passion for the game of baseball, and for giving back to the children. It turns out, it is far more accurate to say that I am paying back, not giving back.

I grew up in a very poor family. There was always food on the table, and some sort of roof over my head, but things like baseball equipment were definitely considered a luxury. New equipment was considered a… Continue

Pitchman: How Tom Emanski changed the sport of baseball — and then disappeared

Posted by Markus Darnley on July 17, 2014 at 2:19pm 2 Comments


The "Conceptuality" of Pitching

Posted by Jonah Bayliss on July 17, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

At a certain point in your pitching development, you're going to have to start thinking outside the box if you wish to continue improving.

I’d like to take a moment to dive into some abstract thinking.  Generally, when I teach pitching, I start with a 5 phase approach consisting of very basic principals.  I wrote a 2 piece series on those 5 phases that can be found…


The 5 Magic Words, And Only Words, My Son Will Hear From Me Until He's 12 or 13 yrs. Old!

Posted by Lantz Wheeler on June 16, 2014 at 5:42pm 0 Comments

Call me biased, but I'm trying to give my son an unfair advantage!  

My goal is to place him in a win/win situation every time he steps on the field!  

How am I going to do that?  

Keep my mouth shut, get out of the way and repeat these 5 words over and over!


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Bat making with a Centauro t4 Copy lathe ?

Started by Trampas Young in General Baseball. Last reply by Thomas Bednark 23 hours ago. 1 Reply

I've been making hand turned wood bats for about 2 years know and recently was blessed with a Centauro t4 copy lathe. Its a monster machine with tons of power but it only has one blade. I recently…Continue

12U Selden Hammerheads Looking for 3/4 players for 2015 Season

Started by Brad Topper in Teams Looking for Players Oct 17. 0 Replies

The 2015 Selden Hammerheads (Suffolk County, Long Island) 12U travel team is looking for 3-4 dedicated/serious players to fill out its 12 player roster and make a one team commitment for next year.…Continue

Tags: Pitcher, Sufflok, Catcher, Island, Long

NYC Travel Baseball Coaching Opportunities

Started by Bill Stanton in Jobs/Careers/Opportunities Oct 15. 0 Replies

Yorkville Baseball in Manhattan, NY is looking for both head coaches and assistant coaches for it's travel baseball program.…Continue

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Putnam Braves Travel Baseball Seeking Players for 15u, 10u, 8u teams for Spring/Summer 2015

Started by Gordon A. Moccio in Teams Looking for Players Oct 9. 0 Replies

Call Gordon at 845-667-4289, Reply here, or email for more information on tryoutsContinue

Need Arm for Arizona MSBL World Series 35+ Oct 19-26

Started by Scott Paltos in General Baseball Sep 25. 0 Replies

We just had one of our arms go down with a family issue.  We are looking to add another arm to replace him as one of our strong arms.  If a position player as well, that is great, we do not carry a…Continue

Skills Competition

Started by Bill Stanton in Drills and Practice. Last reply by Bill Stanton Sep 29. 11 Replies

I'm trying to find ways to mix up our 8U team practices.  I was thinking of setting up a "Skills Competition" for the kids.  Football has "punt-pass-kick".I want to do Run-Throw-Hit type drills where…Continue

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Beach Collegiate Baseball League Team looking for players Summer 2015

Started by Phil McClure in Teams Looking for Players. Last reply by Pelle Högström Oct 6. 1 Reply

I am the head coach of the Windy Hill Whales and I am in the recruiting process for summer 2015.  Last summer my team was just under .500 but lost to the BCBL runner-up in the playoffs.  My team was…Continue

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