1, basic concept
Batting method can be classified into four types according to the way of applying force to the bat.
|1||pull with bottom hand||B. Ruth,
|2||pull with top hand||B. Bonds,
|3||push with top hand||A-rod
|4||pull with both hands||T.Cobb,
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.|