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St. Martin's Griffin
St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429964432120 Pages
Ichiro Suzuki is one of the world's best known baseball superstars--a five-time All-star, a rookie of the year and MVP award-winner, two-time batting chamption and four-time Gold Glove winner and current holder of the single-season hits record. Now, with his co-operation, Ichiro gives solid advice and instruction for young athletes around the world on how to play baseball. He offers unique views on hitting, bunting, playing the outfield, and lots more.
With instructional photos throughout, easy how-to advice, and drills suitable for everyone, this book covers all the fundamentals:
*reading pitchers and pitches
*situational hitting and basic offensive strategy
*sacrifice bunting and bunting for a base hit
*stealing the perfect base
*fielding and throwing fundamentals
*mental preparation for the game
*drills to improve your running, hitting, and throwing
Whether you are young or old, professional or beginner, coach or parent, you will find the advice in this book an invaluable guide to improving your skills.
ICHIRO'S ART OF PLAYING BASEBALL
HITTING WITH THE OPTIC NERVE
"You can only hit when the information picked up by your optic nerve is processed by your brain and then transmitted accurately to your body....