As Koufax Said... : The 400 Greatest Things Ever Said About by Randy Voorhees, Mark Gola

By Randy Voorhees, Mark Gola

The four hundred most sensible issues Ever acknowledged approximately easy methods to Play Baseball Randy Voorhees and Mark Gola the 1st publication of baseball quotations to concentration completely on find out how to play the sport, As Koufax acknowledged . . . brings jointly four hundred of the simplest, so much precious and exciting costs in regards to the online game of baseball for gamers, coaches, and diehard fans. the result's a suite that provides clever, priceless, and exact suggestion to any fan of the nationwide hobby.

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They never combine the two motions. —Charlie Lau 37 Batting You’re making the pitcher faster than he really is when the head travels forward a lot. And any time the body moves, the eyes move. When the eyes move, the ball takes a bad hop on the way in. —Richie Zisk, major-league player (1971–1983) SW ING It don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing. —Tony Oliva, major-league player (1962–1976), coach I don’t believe in the hitter creating weight shift. I think the bat should transfer the weight to the front side.

It’s the waiting batter that worries a pitcher. Then you have to keep on getting the ball over the plate. That is a continual strain on a pitcher and the very thing he likes least of all. —George Sisler You must learn to make that first time up a key time by striving to find out as much about a pitcher as possible, and you do that by making him pitch. It’s simple arithmetic: You figure to face a pitcher at least three to four times in a game. The more information you log the first time up, the better your chances the next three.

Paul O’Neill, major-league player (1985–2001) If you play for 10 years in the major leagues and have 7,000 at-bats and 2,000 hits, you have had a pretty fair career, but you’ve gone 0-for-5,000. —Reggie Jackson, Hall of Fame player (1967–1987) 20 As Koufax Said . . A relaxed hitter is a good hitter. You are the quickest when you’re relaxed. —Bobby Bonds, major-league player (1968–1981), coach A crack shot can hit a bird on the wing because his eye and his finger on the trigger act together. The amateur hunter can see the bird as well as the expert, but his finger on the trigger is perhaps a fraction of a second late.

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