Re: To: Jack-From Lau Jr.
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) on Mon Jan 14 06:46:03 2002
>>> Not as a challenge, I really want to know because this issue has come up before. Can we have a few examples of what you would consider linear hitters in today's game? I would like to try and get a clip on my site and by seeing what defines a linear hitter--try to define rotational a little better. <<<
> > Hi Tim
> > If you can show a front and side frame-by-frame of any pro batter hitting under 300 and less than 15 HR (full year) and I will be able to point out linear mechanics. Make sure he has a good pitch to hit – not jammed or outside. I charted 15 swings at good pitches to hit before giving a hitter a swing classification. --- Tim, I really wish we could sit down for an afternoon and review swings. I’m sure we would enjoy it and learn from each other.
> Jack, Don't make linear and rotational hitting so confusing.
> The vast majority of good hitters display the same axis to produce not only hip rotation but also weight transfer that depends on the location of the pitch. Mark McGwire, Jeff Bagwell,Dante Bichette and a few others are bigger and stronger than the vast majority of todays' sluggers and can get away without displaying full hip rotation and weight transfer. Instead of perpetuating the problem, why dont you simplify it by saying your front leg should firm up at contact which keeps you from being to linear and too rotational? My father said that 20 yrs ago.
> Charley Lau Jr.
> > Jack Mankin
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