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Cincinnati Reds Youth Academy and Jeremy Hamilton talks about the BatGrip

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"Ironman" Cal Ripken on Stance and Grip

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"The grip Is often overlooked and can be an important part of your swing"  "Grip Loosely and line up the knuckles, this unlocks your wrist which allows your hands, wrist and forearm to assist you in the swing which creates a whole lot more bat speed"

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The “Explode” position

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Before you get here make sure you look at the Ideal Stance.  Followed by Load Position.   The front foot is firmly planted on the ground “stomping the bug”. Make sure the foot stays “closed” and not pointed towards the pitcher. The back foot simply rotates inward on the toes “squishing the bug”. At this point the majority of your weight has transferred from the back leg to the front leg. The hips turn when the front foot lands and the back foot rotates inward. Then swing the arms thru in a snapping motion with the knob of the bat leading...

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The problem with Hitting

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According to Ted Williams, a MLB Hall of Famer and the last player to hit over .400 in 1941.  “Without question the hardest single thing to do in sport is hit a baseball”. Players at all levels define success by how many times and how they make contact with the ball regardless if they reached a base or not. The key to becoming an effective hitter starts with the correct bat grip and with consistency. Having everything else mechanically correct will not help the player improve his odds of hitting the ball if his grip is not correct. Bat grip is...

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