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  • Joshua Lee
  • Ned Quinn
  • Jared Peruch
  • Cody Brassfield
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Bill Stanton's Discussions

Skills Competition

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Stanton Sep 29. 11 Replies

Cutoffs on 60 foot diamond?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jordan Krolick Sep 9. 6 Replies Connect. Share. Improve.

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Bill Stanton shared Trampas Young's discussion on Twitter
Trampas Young and Bill Stanton are now friends
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bat chair

"Yeah cool but not as cool as Mariano Riveras' rocking chair recieved from the Twins... :p"
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bat chair

really cool chair
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"Congratulations Jeff Banister"
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Profile Information

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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In Dugout, a Grinder Who Never Gave In

Posted 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…


Youth Tournament Philosophy?

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 12:00pm 10 Comments

I'm coaching a new 8U travel team. This Fall is our first season as a team. It's going very well.

This weekend we are playing in a tournament. Two games on Saturday, one game on Sunday. 18 innings of baseball.

Here is what I am debating:

1- Try our best to win the tournament? We have a good shot at winning the tournament. Playing well lately and we have as good a shot as any of the teams to win it. This means I play my best lineup most of the time.

2- Focus on…


"Play The Game The Right Way" (Jeter - Konerko)

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 4:26pm 3 Comments

With Derek Jeter and Paul Konerko retiring from MLB this week, you hear the phrase "he played the game the right way" quite a bit.

I hear many coaches and players say "you need to play the game the right way." It gets thrown around A LOT.  

It seems a bit cliche' at times and depending on who is saying it, hypocritical. It's such a broad statement to make since baseball has so many elements within the game.

What does "play the game the right way" mean to…


sad news

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 10:00am 16 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 22 Comments

The real reason pitchers get injured

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

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At 10:34am on October 7, 2014, CHRISTOPHER HOPKINS said…

Bill - Glad to be a part of the network. I will need a few to kick the tires around and learn the make up of the site. How do I invite My FB contacts over? CH

At 2:50pm on September 24, 2014, Joshua Lee said…

Hey there!

At 12:20pm on September 8, 2014, Ned Quinn said…
Bill, thanks for the note. Excited to plug in and learn from others along the way. Have not had a great opportunity to dive in yet, but will be all over this. Thanks again.

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

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