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Rick Bundy
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  • Tucson, AZ
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Rick Bundy is now friends with jason rutherford and Alex Rego
Aug 18, 2016
Rick Bundy is now friends with Jeff Schaefer and Aaron Kurasch
Feb 10, 2016
Rick Bundy and Chance Sharp are now friends
Aug 21, 2015
Rick Bundy was featured
Aug 18, 2015
Rick Bundy commented on Grant Clifford's blog post Minor league lifer John Shoemaker has major impact on Dodgers organization
"Great read, thanks for sharing!"
Aug 18, 2015
Rick Bundy commented on Bill Stanton's video

"The Glove" worth watching

"Nice!  One of life's great pleasures and everlasting memories.  Thank you for sharing."
Dec 19, 2013
Rick Bundy replied to Doug Bernier's discussion You know you're a baseball player when...
"When your first thought is,"don't rub it"!"
May 21, 2013
Rick Bundy joined The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group

High School Baseball

A new group for players, coaches, umpires, scouts, and anyone else currently involved with High School Baseball.
Jan 26, 2012
Rick Bundy replied to Paul Richards's discussion How do you help Little League 10-12 get over fear of being hit by pitch?
"Paul:  A very common question.  I have received that question so often I have created a page on my website just for it.  It is located at I believe it is about providing them with a…"
Sep 13, 2011
Rick Bundy posted a blog post

Old photo on glass negative

I received a picture from a reader on my site, asking for assistance identifying an old photo he has acquired.I haven't been able to upload the photo to this blog; but it is live on my site at picture.  With all the varied baseball experience on Checkswing, possibly someone will be able to help him…See More
Sep 1, 2011
Rick Bundy commented on Kyle Grucci's blog post Did you see this play by David Wright yesterday?
Aug 18, 2011
Rick Bundy left a comment for The Great Bardini
"Hey Brian!  I saw your post here on CheckSwing, also saw your website.  Nice site.  We met at Sahuaro HS,  I am an assistant coach there. I am affiliated with CheckSwing through my website Good luck…"
May 20, 2011
Rick Bundy liked John A. Baker's discussion Remember
May 11, 2011
Rick Bundy left a comment for Morgan "THE IRON PIG" Morrison
"Welcome to Checkswing Morgan.  Hope you have a great summer."
Apr 22, 2011
Rick Bundy and Morgan "THE IRON PIG" Morrison are now friends
Apr 22, 2011
Rick Bundy is now friends with Duke Barrett and jeff killeen
Apr 18, 2011

Profile Information

3B, SS
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Baseball Author
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, High School, College
Baseball Coaching Experience:
High School
Softball Playing Experience:
Fast Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Tony Gwynn: He was always consistent and calm, taking a carefully thought out approach into every at bat, an approach that adjusted ,as needed ,within that at bat, pitch to pitch.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Greg Maddux: It was never about the "gun". It was all about location and mental control.
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 in the Central Illinois Collegiate League for the Galesburg Pioneers in 1967.
More About Me:
I was hooked on baseball from that first game of catch with my dad, at age 5 or 6.
After retiring from teaching in 2003, I started my website, as a way to hopefully give back some of what had been provided to me by so many people.
2011 will be my 37th season coaching high school baseball, my 11th season with the Arizona Diamondback's Training Centers.

Rick Bundy's Blog

Old photo on glass negative

Posted on September 1, 2011 at 7:14pm 0 Comments

I received a picture from a reader on my site, asking for assistance identifying an old photo he has acquired.

I haven't been able to upload the photo to this blog; but it is live on my site at

Great picture.  With all the varied baseball…


Someone Is Always Watching

Posted on April 27, 2010 at 2:49pm 2 Comments

It was late spring and the occasion an important conference game at home. Our opponent, a perenial rival through whom the road to the State Tournament generally traveled. This year was no exception.

Entering the bottom of the 7th inning, trailing by 3 runs, we had managed to load the bases with 2 outs.

With our number 5 hitter coming to the plate, it was all on the line. Could…


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At 10:38pm on April 25, 2010, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Rick!

Enjoy the site and have fun making more baseball connections. Join your State Group, publish your thoughts in your status, add a blog or discussion, and upload some photos and videos. Please invite your current and former teammates to join the baseball player community here. Just click the "Enter Email Addresses" button on the Invite page.
At 8:42pm on April 25, 2010, Bill Stanton said…
Rick- 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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