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  • Pictures from some of the best hitters in baseball. Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn are hall-of-famers.
  • -Picture of the stance of Derek Jeter, one of the best hitters for high average of all time.
  • -Miguel Cabrera. Notice his load with his hands back ready to move forward to generate power.
  • -Picture of me from last year. Timing is by far the most important thing in the swing.
  • Inside vs. Outside pitch extremely hard to adjust to. If you don’t hit the ball where it’s pitched you can get jammed or make very poor contact for an easy out.
  • It’s hard to react to off speed but you need to keep your weight back and wait for the pitch. The ball will move depending on the pitch so you need to take that into account as well.
  • Power hitting is hitting for a lot of home runs and runs batted it in, while contact hitting is for making good contact, hitting the ball where it is pitched, and having a high batting average and on-base percentage.
  • Chart of the career batting averages of some of the well known stars of baseball. Notice how .334 is extremely high for an average, showing that he gets a hit once out of every three times.
  • This is a list of the home run leaders from last year. Mention the external link to the complete list of MLB league leaders for statistics from last year.
  • I thought this was an interesting project and I enjoyed being able to choose the topic.
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    • 1. The Basics of hitting
      Tyler Small
      "A Game of Failure"
    • 2. The Mechanics of the Swing
      Wide, comfortable stance
      Knees slightly bent
      Hands up near ear
      Step 1: Stance
      "A Game of Failure"
    • 3. The Mechanics of the Swing
      Step 2: Load
      Shift you weight back on back foot
      Bring your hands back
      Load when the pitcher begins his motion to pitch
      Very important for timing
      Generates power
      "A Game of Failure"
    • 4. The Mechanics of the Swing
      "A Game of Failure"
      Step 3: The Swing
      Timing is the most important
      To start the swing from the load position, step forward, rotate your hips, and bring your hands through to where the ball will be in one fast movement
    • 5. The Mechanics of the Swing
      Want to hit the ball where it is pitched
      Inside pitch vs. outside pitch
      Inside pitch
      Need to bring your hands in and turn on the ball to make good contact and hit it to left field
      Outside pitch
      Need to extend your hands and wait a split second longer to make good contact and hit it to right field
      "A Game of Failure"
      Step 4: Inside/Outside
      Inside pitch
      Outside Pitch
    • 6. Fastball vs. Off-speed pitches
      Includes anything that is not a fast ball like curveball, slider, changeup, knuckleball
      React to the off-speed by noticing a difference in the pitcher’s motion and how he throws the ball
      Most thrown pitch
      You should always prepare for fastball and then react to any other pitch thrown
      "A Game of Failure"
      Knuckleball Grip
    • 7. Power vs. Contact
      Some of the current power hitters
      Some of the current contact hitters
      Home Runs and Runs Batted In
      Batting Average
      "A Game of Failure"
      Albert Pujols
      Carlos Pena
      Ichiro Suzuki
      Joe Mauer
    • 8. A Game of Failure
      Hitting a baseball is known as one of the hardest things to do in all of sports
      A high batting average is .300, meaning that you get a hit 3 out of every 10 at bats, and you fail 7 out of 10 times
      "A Game of Failure"
    • 9. Power Hitters
      "A Game of Failure"
      More MLB stats: MLB Baseball Statistics and League Leaders
    • 10. Feedback
      I used a chart for the first time in PowerPoint 2007. I liked how Microsoft Excel opened up to make more user-friendly chart.
      I liked how we had the freedom to choose our own topic for this project.
      "A Game of Failure"