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Two Strike Hitting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Thomas Weber Nov 23, 2009. 15 Replies


Hardball Anyone?

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Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
I once got in trouble from my college coach for sneaking myself into the hitting lineup during an intersquad game. I spent the rest of the practice running poles. In retrospect, this probably was a good move on his part because I'm a better runner than a hitter.
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
"There's a fight at the bat rack" whenever I step on the mound.
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball, Enjoy watching games
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, High School, College, 18+, 30+, 40+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Teeball, Little League, 18+, 30+
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, 18+, 30+, 40+
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Barry Bonds is my favorite hitter. His swing is (was) mechanically perfect, and his mental approach I believe was nearly perfect. Additionally, I've heard several major league coaches who weren't afraid to refer to him as one of if not the greatest hitters they ever saw....and I'm a Giants fan.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Nolan Ryan is my favorite all-time pitcher because, in my opinion, he had the best arm and the absolute nastiest stuff of anyone in my lifetime.
More About Me:
I am currently the editor of Hardball Magazine, the official magazine of the Men's Senior Baseball League. I was formerly a newspaper reporter with the Patriot-News in Harrisburg, PA., the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Mercury-Register in Oroville, Calif.
I played one year of Varsity baseball at Westmont High School in Campbell (1980), Ca. then four years of College baseball.
I was an outfielder for Mission College under Sam Piraro -- the best coach I ever played for -- in 1982. The team won the Nor Cal State Championship that year.
I walked on at Cal State University at Chico the following year as an outfielder, but became a pitcher. Following College I played in various leagues in Northern California, Philadelphia (PenDel League) and Harrisburg Pa.
I am the commissioner of the Pennsylvania Midstate Baseball League -- a 25-and-over league based in Harrisburg, Pa., and currently play in the league.

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At 1:52pm on March 27, 2011, Rod Haney said…


 I'm going to begin this mail by quickly admitting my stupidity.

 So don't spend your time elaborating on it.

 It is clear the consensus is that the power that the bat delivers to the ball is produced by the players lower body.

  So the question I have that I can't get a civil answer to is this.

  What physical movement do the players ankles,calfs,knees,and thighs execute that

  produces the power the barrel of the players bat delivers to the ball??

  I know your very busy so I thank you for your time ahead of time.



At 2:36pm on February 15, 2011, Rod Haney said…


    If you have some time,visit and please give me your opinion.

    I'd really value it.

    I don't  mean of the messenger,I mean the message,]

    Thank You

    Leslie Haney-Mcdonald

    Please direct reply via ''contact'' on site

At 4:59pm on October 8, 2009, Ted Burda a.k.a. The Hit Doctor said…
Sure, no problem on the two stride hitting comments
At 11:15am on September 25, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
Hey Jeff,

If you want to add photos and videos to the Batting Pages, be sure to add "battingpages" to the tags associated with the photo or video. Let me know if you need help.
At 1:51pm on August 26, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
How's your season going? You guys still playing? Our finals, Game 1, start tonight.
At 4:00pm on July 10, 2009, Cory Meyers said…
HA! Yeah thats because you have a lifetime .867 batting average off me!
At 11:38pm on April 21, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
Hey Jeff,

How's it going? Are you playing this year? My season starts this weekend. Can't wait! It's supposed to be over 80 degrees in Mass.
At 9:55am on November 2, 2008, David Murphy said…
Welcome to the site you Ol ballpalyer! See you soon un Florida.
At 7:49pm on October 29, 2008, Mike Butcher said…
Hi Jeff, its Butch from the baseball camp and hey, thats me telling you to get the ball over the plate. Hope all is well. I want you to check out my page and check out my web site.Take care and talk to you soon.
At 3:46pm on October 29, 2008, Bill Stanton said…
Jeff- Thanks for joining the site. It was nice to meet you in Tempe. I look forward to talking baseball with you here on CheckSwing.

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