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Don Mattingly's Hitting Is Simple

The ABC's of Batting .300

Don Mattingly and Jim Rosenthal; photography by Tom DiPace

St. Martin's Griffin

Don Mattingly was one of the greatest offensive ballplayers of his generation. In 1985 he was the American League MVP and Player of the Year--a nine-time gold glove winner, a batting champion, and six-time all-star he remains today one of the most beloved Yankee first basemen of all-time. Now as the bench coach and former hitting instructor for the most successful sports franchise in history, he offers solid advice and instruction for young athletes around the world on how to hit a baseball.
With instructional photos throughout, and careful step-by-step instruction, DON MATTINGLY'S HITTING IS SIMPLE: THE ABC'S OF BATTING .300 covers all the fundamentals:
*proper balance and stance
*the mechanics of a sound swing
*reading pitchers and pitches
*how to hit to all fields
*drills to improve your timing
This all-ages guide to hitting a baseball by one of the Yankee greats is sure to become one of the most definitive books on hitting in years. 

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  • Don Mattingly and Jim Rosenthal; photography by Tom DiPace

  • DON MATTINGLY was the long time great Yankee captains and 1985 AL MVP whose stellar career made him one of the most all-time popular ballplayers among fans and players alike.  A former hitting instructor for the New York Yankees, he now serves as their bench coach.
     
    JIM ROSENTHAL is the author or co-author of several books, including Ichiro's Art of Playing Baseball, Randy Johnson's Power Pitching, Leo Mazzone's Pitch Like a Pro, Tony Gwynn's Total Baseball Player, Nolan Ryan's Pitcher's Bible, and Kiana's Bodysculpting.
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Don Mattingly's Hitting Is Simple

The ABC's of Batting .300

Don Mattingly and Jim Rosenthal; photography by Tom DiPace

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