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1, basic concept

Batting method can be classified into four types according to the way of applying force to the bat.
type characteristic batters
1 pull with bottom hand B. Ruth,
T. Williams,
2 pull with top hand B. Bonds,
S. Sosa,
3 push with top hand A-rod
M. McGwire,
4 pull with both hands T.Cobb,
Ichiro



2, reference column

classification I think new point of view is necessary to classify the batting method.
new method The main reason that new method have prevailed is compactness.
background The change of pitching style made the batters adopt the new method.


2003 All-Star Game I try to tell which type each of several batters are.
Ty Cobb and Ichiro Both of two geniuses are type 4.


Jackie Robinson He is type 3 but his mechanics is a little different.
Cal Ripken, Jr. He is type 3 but his mechanics is a little different.
Mark McGwire He is type 3 but his mechanics is a little different.











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