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  • 1. The Basics of hitting
    Tyler Small
    "A Game of Failure"
  • 2. The Mechanics of the Swing
    Wide, comfortable stance
    Knees slightly bent
    Hands up near ear
    Step 1: Stance
    "A Game of Failure"
  • 3. The Mechanics of the Swing
    Step 2: Load
    Shift you weight back on back foot
    Bring your hands back
    Load when the pitcher begins his motion to pitch
    Very important for timing
    Generates power
    "A Game of Failure"
  • 4. The Mechanics of the Swing
    "A Game of Failure"
    Step 3: The Swing
    Timing is the most important
    To start the swing from the load position, step forward, rotate your hips, and bring your hands through to where the ball will be in one fast movement
  • 5. The Mechanics of the Swing
    Want to hit the ball where it is pitched
    Inside pitch vs. outside pitch
    Inside pitch
    Need to bring your hands in and turn on the ball to make good contact and hit it to left field
    Outside pitch
    Need to extend your hands and wait a split second longer to make good contact and hit it to right field
    "A Game of Failure"
    Step 4: Inside/Outside
    Inside pitch
    Outside Pitch
  • 6. Fastball vs. Off-speed pitches
    Includes anything that is not a fast ball like curveball, slider, changeup, knuckleball
    React to the off-speed by noticing a difference in the pitchers motion and how he throws the ball
    Most thrown pitch
    You should always prepare for fastball and then react to any other pitch thrown
    "A Game of Failure"
    Knuckleball Grip
  • 7. Power vs. Contact
    Some of the current power hitters
    Some of the current contact hitters
    Home Runs and Runs Batted In
    Batting Average
    "A Game of Failure"
    Albert Pujols
    Carlos Pena
    Ichiro Suzuki
    Joe Mauer
  • 8. A Game of Failure
    Hitting a baseball is known as one of the hardest things to do in all of sports
    A high batting average is .300, meaning that you get a hit 3 out of every 10 at bats, and you fail 7 out of 10 times
    "A Game of Failure"
  • 9. Power Hitters
    "A Game of Failure"
    More MLB stats: MLB Baseball Statistics and League Leaders
  • 10. Feedback
    I used a chart for the first time in PowerPoint 2007. I liked how Microsoft Excel opened up to make more user-friendly chart.
    I liked how we had the freedom to choose our own topic for this project.
    "A Game of Failure"