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The Making of a Hitter
The Making of a Hitter
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The Making of a Hitter

A Proven and Practical Step-by-Step Baseball Guide


200 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: April 2009

ISBN 9780979356216

Rights: WOR

Second Base Publishing (Apr 2009)


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"One of the very best instructional books on not only the game but teaching the game." —Baseball The Magazine

Offering tips for every level of player, from little league to the major leagues, this guide not only shows players how to hit but also shows parents and coaches how to teach hitting. Presenting techniques drawn from the author's years of experience as a coach and a Major League baseball player, the manual provides an in-depth description of the drills, habits, and lessons critical to a successful future. In addition to providing highly detailed instruction on the fundamentals, the guide reveals how to develop a good mental approach and confidence in every hitter.


“[A] great book on hitting. I think it is a must read for every dad and (baseball) coach." —Mike Scioscia, manager, Los Angeles Angels, from the foreword

“Here is what Perconte does best. Most of all, he breaks the swing down into words that can be understood . . . Speaking from experience, this book is a grand slam." —Kevin Kernan, New York Post

"Whether you play tee ball or master’s league softball, whether you’re a coach or a parent, if the goal is hitting a ball with a bat, there’s a gold mine of information." —David Oberhelman, Chicago Daily Herald

"It's great for parents, coaches and players. This author has analyzed how to hit, studied how to convey the results of that analysis, and succeeded in passing it on to readers. His book is out of the park." —Inland Northwest Exchange

Author Biography

Jack Perconte was a professional baseball player for 12 years who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Cleveland Indians, the Seattle Mariners, and the Chicago White Sox. He has taught baseball and softball for more than 20 years, most recently at his sports academy in Naperville, Illinois. He lives in Lisle, Illinois. Mike Scioscia is a former Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the manager who led the Los Angeles Angels to the World Series championship in 2002. He lives in Los Angeles.