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Dr. Tom Hanson
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6' 3"
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Gap to gap
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Pitching Instructor, Am a Baseball Author, Am a Baseball Parent
Baseball Playing Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, College, 30+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Teeball, Little League, American Legion, College
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League, Babe Ruth
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Hank Aaron. Most consistent high level hitter. I interviewed him for 2 hours about it and it was amazing.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Tommy John. He did so much with limited arm. Pioneered the career saving surgery. He also let me interview him at some length.
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.):
American Legion (3 years)
University of Illinois grad assistant (2 years)
University of Virginia Hitting Coaching (3 years)
Skidmore College Head Coach (7 years)

New York Yankees
Texas Rangers
Anaheim Angels
Minnesota Twins
More About Me:
Wrote book: Play Big -- Mental Toughness Secrets that Take Baseball Players to the Next Level

Co-authored: Heads-Up Baseball -- Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time

Cure the baseball throwing yips at

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At 4:51pm on January 24, 2012, Kyle Grucci said…

Welcome to CheckSwing, Tom!

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At 10:14am on January 17, 2012, Bill Stanton said…

Tom-  Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!


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