If you are under 6’0”, “Hitting for Power” sounds odd because…hmm, I am not sure why. In fact, I am not really sure where that came from.
Sadly it is one of those fallacies too many players and coaches have just accepted as baseball gospel. We don’t know why, but “quit swinging for the fences,” just sounds right. Especially for those who are, lets be politically correct, little.
- Roberto Clemente he was 5’7”
- Willie Mays was 5’10”
- Yogi Berra was 5’7”
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize the ball will go the farthest when you hit it correctly. So instead of lessening a player’s swing because they are…LITTLE, let’s get the most out of the swing by teaching them to hit a ball correctly.
Then swing for the fences!
First things first, pick up “Hitting is Simple…Have You Figured it Out Yet?” and start hitting correctly.
After all, if a fence is 300 feet… hit the ball 301 feet and enjoy the home-run trot as if you are Albert Pujols.
Then never sell your self-short. Maybe you will hit like another little guy who holds the record for the farthest home-run in a major league game.
- Mickey Mantle hit a home-run 634 feet and he was only 5’7”
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