"Hi Michael. I am 47 and I pitch in a men's league like you. Only playing once a week allows me to workout during the season to keep the shoulder in shape. During a Memorial Day tournament a player gave me his set of weighted…"
"There is some good advise listed above. If you are looking for more workouts (running, throwing, and shoulder protection) i just posted several on my web site written by Dana Cavalea the NY yankees ML strength and conditioning coach. My…"
"Just wondered how your season went and how your arm/shoulder is holding up. Something I forgot to mention the first time around is I have found that at my (our) age it is very important to have a strong back as they are the decelerator…"
"It's great that you're still throwing/pitching. Rotator Cuff health and injury prevention is absolutely paramount.
I'm kinda in your shoes too. I use a regimen from JaegerSports.com that is a simple resistance band…"
How ya doin?
It sounds like your arm is doin real good.
I am 78 and I can still throw decent batting practice to college and high school players.
be sure to get in a good warm up prior to throwing, "WARM UP TO…"
"Hi Michael, there are a couple of exercises I recommend which should be done at home about 3 times per week. Both of them you lie down on your back and use a 0.5kg (1lb) hand weight. First one, you have your arm straight out in front, so completely…"
I am 59 years young and just joined a 55+ league. Haven't pitched 60'6" for more than an inning for 30 years. Arm is still limber but want to prevent injury and make it stronger. What exercises and warmups do you recommend?
Sorry, but since I am 59 years old, I just joined a 55+ league team last week. I appreciate the offer, but if I play this year it will be with the 55+ Sea Dogs in the Chicago North MSBL. With my son's sports and my job, one league is…"
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Coach Baseball, Am a Pitching Instructor, Enjoy watching games
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, College, Independent
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, Independent
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Albert Pujols - disciplined and solid, repeatable consistent swing.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Freddie Garcia - He pitches with everything he has, uses his experience and knowledge and battles every pitch of every batter even when he doesn't have his best stuff.
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.):
Played at Edison Community College in Ft. Meyers, Florida (1970-1972. Played at Florida International University (1974). Played in Shoreline League of Northern Illinois. Hit the low to mid 80's on fastball. Curveball was my best pitch.
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