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Batting with Ted Williams

"My comment was so long ago that I can't remember if I was being skeptical of this teaching method. The exclamation point behind my sentence leads me to believe that I was praising his ability. Maybe I don't think the average player can…"
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Batting with Ted Williams

"Yes, Michael it certainly did work for him, you sound a little skeptical, there are some body movements that he neglected to mention during his various teaching sessions and in his book such as the initial knee pivot to initiate the hips, the up and…"
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Mike Greene commented on Bill Stanton's blog post sad news
"Very sad news. Like most of us, I only knew Ted from CS, but certainly enjoyed many online conversations with him. RIP sir, you were a good one."
Garret Felder commented on Bill Stanton's blog post sad news
"Sad news. I've been barely on CS and had the pleasure of most recently chattering with Ted in the comment section of the "What Happened to the Overhand Curve" posting. Kind of eerie for me, but as a young coach I appreciated his input…"
Bill Stanton commented on Bill Stanton's blog post sad news
"Here is some info if anyone would like to donate to the Browne family: In lieu of flowers, we have established Educational 529 Funds for Sienna and Mac in order to help with their higher education: If you would like to help, please make checks…"

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1B, OF
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
high average hitter with gap power. can turn on an inside pitch at times, but prefer to stay up the middle and right center
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Very good batting practice pitcher. I can really hit my spots from 45 feet. :-)
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball, Enjoy watching games, Am a Baseball Parent
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, 18+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, High School, College
Baseball Umpiring Experience
High School
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
All Time= Ted Williams
Today= Evan Longoria, David Ortiz, Josh Hamilton, Miguel Cabrera, Giancarlo Stanton, Bryce Harper, Joey Votto
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Pedro Martinez. He could get you out so many different ways, he is a competitor and wasn't afraid to throw inside when needed. :-)
Additional Playing/Coaching Info (If applicable, include detailed info here such as - HS, College, Pro Leagues, Summer Leagues, Arm Speed, 60 Time, Catcher Pop Time, etc.):
Starting up an 8U Travel Ball team in the Fall of 2014.
More About Me:
I have coached at the high school and college levels. Now I focus my baseball efforts on coaching my son, Chase and the kids from his leagues. I enjoy seeing them have fun playing, improving and developing a love of baseball.

I love going to the ballpark (any park), get there early to watch batting practice and infield practice.

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sad news

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 10:00am 15 Comments

As you all know, I'm always looking for things to write or share here on CheckSwing. There are nearly 8,000 members in our baseball community here on CS. I've had the pleasure of meeting some of you in real life, but most of us communicate here on the site. I feel like I know many of you as you share your background in your CS profile and in our baseball discussions.  It's easy to see the personality of a person when they discuss the great game of baseball.

With that, I want…


The real reason pitchers get injured

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 10:30am 20 Comments

The real reason pitchers get injured

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

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

Posted 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 100-mph-throwing art school kid

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

The 100-mph-throwing art school kid: An incredible story of a scouting find

Jeff Passan

What it’s like to live and play in the Cape Cod League

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:38am 2 Comments

What it’s like to live and play in the Cape Cod League

They all have a room with a view of the big leagues.…


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At 11:20pm on August 4, 2014, Robin Mackey said…

Thanks for taking me in.  It's fantastic that such a site is now available.  I'm looking forward to taking part in it.  

At 2:01pm on July 31, 2014, Jose María said…

Thank you for your help Mr. Stanton, I really appriciate your invitation to this site, I think is ecceptional and a good place for everyone interested in the world of baseball.

I hope to make good connection in this site.


At 11:33am on July 11, 2014, Gordon A. Moccio said…

Thanks Bill, I will definitely pass this along to all my Managers and Coaches


At 9:44am on July 5, 2014, Brian Burke said…

Thank you Bill for adding me to such a great site. I have a 10 year old boy who has been playing now for 7 years and he loves the game and playing it. Right now he is in a travel team and soon fall ball before taking a 3 month break for basketball. Have a great summer, Brian

At 2:33pm on June 17, 2014, Sonny Haight said…

Thank you for the opportunity to be part of such an amazing group. I look forward in sharing and serving any way possible.

At 11:03am on June 13, 2014, Larry Cicchiello said…

Thanks very much for the happy birthday wishes Bill!

At 6:06pm on June 12, 2014, Kip Gross said…
Bill, good couple of weeks for new members
At 8:12pm on June 8, 2014, Thomas Cahill said…


Glad to meet you. I'm looking forward to exchanging in some interesting give & take.

I've been involved in coaching since 1971 at the JV & varsity high school levels. I have

also coached in Connie Mack & Stan Musial summer ball. I'm always ready to learn. 

At 4:34pm on May 28, 2014, Pelle Högström said…

Hey Bill, how'd you get that picture of a guy in blue jersey hitting on the top headliner? It's a teammate of mine, he's wearing white and green nowadays though, much better looking... :p

At 11:54am on May 22, 2014, Kip Gross said…

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