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Hitters of the past.

Posted by: john (ajjdad@hotmail.com) on Thu Aug 28 18:08:36 2008

It really leaves me scratching my head some times, when I see posts that refer to "hitting styles of 50 years ago." And, how because of the technology of today and, the endless number of 'new age hitting instructors", that the players and hitting instruction,from the past, couldn't possibly compete with todays teaching's and theories.
I'm probably stating the obvious here, at least to those who want to recognize the point but, the BEST hitters that we have EVER seen, as a whole, are not from the past ten years.They are from at LEAST , 50 years ago, with NO STEROIDS! So, I ask all of you that subscribe to all the new age jargin and, buzz words; who was teaching and instructing these hall of famers and, by what method?
I mean ,how were they able to excell at such a high level,without all of todays plethora of scientific experimentation?
My answer to that, is that to hit a baseball efficiently, is the same today, as it was many years ago. Unfortunately, some coaches and, hitting instructors of today, have convinced the masses that hitting a baseball in 2008 , should be taught much differently than it was in the days of hitters that we see in Cooperstown.


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