The Science of Hitting Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Ted Williams was arguably the greatest pure hitter who ever lived. A lifelong student of hitting, he sought advice from every great hitter - and pitcher - he met. Drawing on that advice, as well as his own legendary life in baseball, Williams produced the all-time batting classic, The Science of Hitting. Using its detailed and concise coaching, players of all skill levels will learn how to improve their fundamentals and gain keen insights into the finer points of hitting, including:
- How to think like a pitcher and guess the pitch
- The three cardinal rules for developing a smooth line-driving swing
- The secrets of hip and wrist action
- Pitch selection
- Hitting the opposite way
The Science of Hitting is a must-have for all baseball players looking to improve their turn at bat and for all coaches and parents teaching the sport.
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|Listening Length||2 hours and 41 minutes|
|Author||Ted Williams, John Underwood|
|Narrator||Angelo Di Loreto|
|Audible.ca Release Date||March 31 2020|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #72,358 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#45 in Baseball & Softball
#83 in Baseball Statistics (Books)
Top reviews from Canada
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The cost of a 50+ year old, 81-page book (many of which are picture dominated) being higher than current offerings with 5 times the content was a bit unimpressive.
An otherwise satisfying, light read, though likely unnecessary to have a reserved spot in one’s library. A modestly used copy would have been a better choice.
If you're looking for a book to explain technique search elsewhere, if you want a look at how to be successful in sports or otherwise then take note here.
Top reviews from other countries
I bought this book 17 years ago in a bookstore when I was a sophomore in college playing Division I ball.
I was already a decent hitter but nothing to stand out with the big boys in college. I bought the book on a whim and was immediately drawn into the books concepts. I highlighted everything I thought relevant.
We were playing spring inter squad ball at the time before the main season and I started implementing the concepts Ted was talking about. Immediately I started seeing results and went on an absolute tear.
I went from almost being cut to hitting cleanup #4 that season and hitting a little over .400. It was remarkable. The biggest factor was pitch selection, really focusing on hitting my pitch.
I also had more walks on my team than anyone else, a direct influence of Teddy Ballgame's wisdom. I always thought a walk was bad, I wanted a hit. Teddy showed me the light.
Everything Ted Williams talked about mentally and pitch selection wise I took as gospel. I read my highlights in the book every night. It was amazing what happened when I became more selective at the plate and focused on hitting my pitch until I had two strikes.
If you are involved in baseball playing it or as a parent, buy this book now! Treat it like the bible. Give it to your kid if they are playing. I could go on and on but I've never had a book that had such a real world impact as this one did. I can't recommend it enough.
To the next generation of dreamers and kids that want to be the best, READ THIS BOOK. There is no better book on the subject of hitting a baseball.
I can't recommend this book enough.
This is a fabulous, timeless book, perhaps with different eras and advanced analytics not really emphasized, but the fundamental messages still resonate, perhaps more than ever in a day and age when we’re bombarded with so much information. It’s refreshing and fun and informative.