The Premier Baseball Social Network for Players, Coaches, Scouts, and Umpires

Kip Gross
  • Male
  • Redlands, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook

Kip Gross's Friends

  • Alex Rego
  • Gary Gafford
  • Mike
  • Matt Rehkopf
  • Anthony Slama
  • Grant Clifford
  • Jack
  • Kagan Hudayar
  • Joe Aul (Aul Bat Company)
  • Dalton Cox
  • Leo Trayner
  • Brooke Steiner
  • Sam Welsh
  • James Clements

Kip Gross's Discussions

The basic rules of 1864 base ball

Started Aug 4, 2013 0 Replies

The ball is pitched in an underhand motion and delivered below the waist.The strike zone is any reachable ball from the top of the head to 6 inches off the ground.A strikeout will occur after a…Continue

Composite Bats for youth

Started Sep 15, 2012 0 Replies

Louisville Slugger SL 13AXL-29" Attack -10 2 3/4" barrel NEW to the marketLouisville Slugger SL 13AXL-31" Attack -10 2 3/4" barrel NEW to the marketLouisville Slugger SL12EX25-32 EXOGRID 32"…Continue

Victoria Seals Professional Baseball Club

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kyle Grucci Apr 30, 2010. 16 Replies

Just throwing it out there but I am looking for a middle infielder or Shortstop for our team in Victoria BC. The start of spring training begins May 7th in Victoria and the best player will get the…Continue


Kip Gross's Page

Latest Activity

Kip Gross commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Baseball Stuff you like?
"I like a good old fashioned tee and a bag of balls"
Nov 10, 2018
Kip Gross liked Bill Stanton's blog post Baseball Stuff you like?
Nov 10, 2018
Kip Gross replied to Kevin Cherkas's discussion Substitution Question, happened twice this week. LONG POST in the group American Legion Baseball
Jun 5, 2017
Kip Gross replied to Kevin Cherkas's discussion Substitution Question, happened twice this week. LONG POST in the group American Legion Baseball
"I did not read the entire post. Until the hitter puts the ball in play he is not illegal. In fact, it's best that you don't say anything unless the hitter actually does something worthwhile to hurt your club and then you tell the umpire…"
Jun 5, 2017
Kip Gross commented on Lantz Wheeler's blog post (VIDEO) How To Throw A Lights Out Curveball Using Only A .47 Cent Halloween Toy... No Baseball Required
"Good mechanics are when the lower half works with the upper half with consistency. And the front side must work with the backside. I don't get into being exact, more about being an athlete and trying to repeate the same delivery as best that…"
May 22, 2017
Kip Gross commented on Lantz Wheeler's blog post (VIDEO) How To Throw A Lights Out Curveball Using Only A .47 Cent Halloween Toy... No Baseball Required
"#1, I will never teach a breaking ball to anyone that doesn't have good mechanics because they'll struggle with consistency. #2, Most all of my pitchers grip the curveball and slider the same way but the how the hand comes through is 2…"
May 22, 2017
RodChapman and Kip Gross are now friends
Apr 20, 2017
Kip Gross liked Marty Schupak's blog post A Myth In Youth Baseball Via An Excerpt Marty Schupak's Newest Book
Mar 22, 2017
Kip Gross commented on Jaime Ahu's blog post 18 year old senior hurt or help
"Personally I don't have a problem with a parent holding back any student that needs to be held back for acedemic reasons or for maturity reasons. But to hold a player back for sports is a completely different issue all together. But if…"
Oct 19, 2016
Kip Gross liked Jaime Ahu's blog post 18 year old senior hurt or help
Oct 19, 2016
Kip Gross commented on Mike Greene's blog post Drop 5 to BBCOR
"Choke up a couple 2-3 inches. My son who was 5' 3" 95 lbs last year went from a drop 10 to a bbcor and we didn't see a difference. I try to get EVERY hitter I deal with to choke up. If anyone knows how inertia works you would choke up…"
Oct 1, 2016
Kip Gross liked Bill Stanton's blog post Minor Leagues, Minimal Wages
Sep 29, 2016
Kip Gross commented on Mike Pisaniello's group Scouts, Recruiters and Coaches - Advice and Info
"Bill, where did you get these salary numbers. The reason I ask is because when I was playing the wasn't much that was set in stone as far as raises and the 40 man salary was always a certain % of what major league minimum was."
Sep 8, 2016
Bill Stanton left a comment for Kip Gross
"Happy Birthday Kip!"
Aug 24, 2016
Kip Gross commented on Grant Clifford's blog post States Adopting New Pitch Limits For High School Pitchers
"That would mean that everyone would have to have a scoreboard and even better yet a scoreboard that works. I'm guessing, but I would say that out of the 20+ games that we play, half don't"
Aug 17, 2016
Kip Gross commented on Grant Clifford's blog post States Adopting New Pitch Limits For High School Pitchers
"Home team has the OFFICIAL book. In 2 years we have had only minor issues with that but that is usually the count on a hitter. Which could very well lead to a bad count on a pitchers number of pitches."
Aug 17, 2016

Profile Information

6' 2"
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Hitter? Hitter? Hitter?
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Sinker slider, dime a dozen. Learned change up later on and curve.
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Pitching Instructor, Play Slow Pitch Softball, Play Wiffleball, Scout Baseball, Scout Softball, Enjoy watching games, Am a Baseball Parent
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, American Legion, College, Minor League, Major League, 30+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, USSSA, Independent
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League, College
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch, Fast Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
George Brett

Just always has been. George Brett said during his career that he wanted his last at bat to be a routine ground ball to the second baseman and wanted to be called out on a bang bang play at first base. In other words, always hustle.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Charley Hough, anyone that can give up a 500 ft home run in the World Series is my hero. Haha. Actually, Charlie is a great friend and I cherish every word the good man says.
More About Me:
Daughter- Harley Alexis
Son- Tucker Wolfgang
I would love to someday get a pitching coach job with a professional team after my kids have gotten a bit older.

Kip Gross's Blog

THAT player

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 3:30pm 18 Comments

This weekend our 13U team played in a local travel ball tournament and we played one team twice, once on Saturday and again on Sunday. This particular team had a player on it that no question was the best player on the team and undoubtedly played SS. Over the course of the weekend I payed particular attention to this kid because I wanted to see what it was that the coaches would and would not let him do both in the dugout and on the field, or in other words, get away with and what the other…


Bringing in your closer.

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 4:08pm 22 Comments

This weekend our 13U team was playing in a 14 team tournament. On Saturday, or day #1 we were playing in our 2nd game of the day and we were deadlocked in a zero to zero ballgame which neither team seemed to be able to get anything going. Then comes the 3th inning of a 7 inning game and our starting pitcher who usually throws a lot of strikes seemed to have it a wall or have a mental block and walked the bases loaded with no outs. I turned to the manager of our team and told him that he…


Defensive Scoring Ruling

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 9:13pm 0 Comments

Bottom of the 8th inning, 1 out and a runner at 1st base. A sharp ground ball is hit right at the 2nd baseman and it hits him in the foot instead of the glove but it deflects directly to the SS who is covering 2nd base for an out and then the SS goes on and throws the ball to 1st base to complete the double play. Here's the trivia question, does the 2nd baseman get credit for anything and if so what?  

Barry Larkin

Posted on January 9, 2012 at 5:59pm 0 Comments

I want to say Congratulations to an old teammate, friend and World Series Champion for being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame today.

Barry was a great shortstop and a great hitter throughout his entire career which was spent entirely with the Cincinnati Reds. I'll never forget Barry for always being a friend and teaching me to have fun when on the field. I don't think I ever saw Barry get upset on or off the field which says a lot in sports today. He always made it look so easy…


Comment Wall (29 comments)

You need to be a member of CheckSwing to add comments!

Join CheckSwing

At 9:45am on August 24, 2016, Bill Stanton said…

Happy Birthday Kip!

At 9:25am on August 24, 2015, Bill Stanton said…

Happy Birthday Kip!  Thanks for being a big part of the CheckSwing community.

At 1:26am on January 27, 2015, Tim Belk said…

Kip, I hear your in Houston, My academy is right around the corner from yours on Post Oak , give me a shout sometime. Hope all is well,


At 12:26pm on May 22, 2014, Bill Stanton said…

From the article you just sent it looks like it's not just overuse at the youth/HS/College levels. The International signings who go into pro ball at 16 are having TJ after being in pro ball a few years.  The reality is that there's no 100% solution. 

Maybe some doctor will figure out how to read an MRI and then determine who has a better chance of staying healthy as a pitcher.  haha. This will be right after the robot umpires take the field!

At 12:05pm on February 14, 2014, Mike Greene said…

Kip, in principal you are correct. But on the realistic side they do. Since the drug testing policy dictated to both MLB and Minor League players is in the CBA along with salary issues, grievance policies, etc. the PA does represent technically. They just don't have to accept responsibility for the Minor League guys. It is very similar to the whole independent contractor status issue. Clubs tell players where to be, when to be there, what to wear while they are there, and players are restricted to whom they offer services. Yet because of liability issues, the players are considered independent contractors and MLB (and other leagues) get away with it. A true independent contractor could offer services to multiple organizations at the same time. 

At 2:51pm on February 3, 2014, BRANDON BULL said…

Thanks Kip.  I see what you are saying about him being too tall.  Appreciate the help.

At 2:28pm on August 24, 2012, Bill Stanton said…

Happy Birthday Kip!

At 8:01pm on February 22, 2012, Doug Bernier said…


I was in San Bernadino in 2004.  I played for the Visalia Oaks (rockies) back then.  I was in the Cal league in 03 and 04.

At 2:32pm on January 30, 2012, Kevin Reid said…

He has a practice mound at home that has a 6 ft slope, but has abount an 8" flat surface based on designs from home depot.    This was his second lesson since shutting down after fall, so he was still working on some timing issues.  I thought that his arm was going forward a little early.

At 12:54pm on October 19, 2011, Richard A. Johnson said…


I'm in a meeting. Chat later.


Get Your CheckSwing Badge !





© 2019   Created by Kyle Grucci.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

--> \ua!-- G +1 All Pages Above Sign-In\ud\ud-->