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Little Things Win Big Games : Baseball Fundamentals and Fine Points (Paperback) (Larry Gabe)

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The authors of Little Things Win Big Games were tutored by some of the best baseball minds in the country, and were taught from a very young age. They have played the sport (or a derivative--softball) for over 60 years, from early grade school to present day. That's over 120 years of combined experience. They were exposed to the "right way" to play the game and learned very well. Luckily, they are also proficient in sharing their knowledge of the game of baseball so splendidly in this book. Little Things Wins Big Games is copiously illustrated to demonstrate exactly what the narrative is explaining. A professional photographer took 2000+ pictures, of which the authors used only the very best. In addition, five other baseball experts (mostly coaches) reviewed a draft manuscript for content to spot any errors or omissions. The result is a volume that covers basic fundamentals of baseball, from hitting to defense, including physical and mental preparation. Every conceivable situation is covered comprehensively, including a position-by-position description for each player. You will know exactly what to do or to look for when there are runners on base, the score is close, whether you are at bat or playing defense. Advance readers of this book declare it, "an easy read that is simple to understand." Those comments came from folks who know little about baseball. Of the several coaches involved in the review process, one of these experts said, "This book should become the Holy Grail for teaching young men now to play the game of baseball the right way. I wish it had been available when I was growing up. I would have read it over and over, as I did the few books that I could find on baseball fundamentals." If you are looking to improve your game, or to teach the young boys the game of baseball the right way, or simply to enhance your knowledge of baseball to get more out of watching, then Little Things Win Big Games will be a big help. If you have children or grand children or neighbor kids who are playing baseball but aren't getting the type of coaching one might hope for, Little Things Win big Games will be the foundation that will set your youngsters apart from their peers. It will be readily apparent to baseball people that these youngsters are players with a good understanding of the game. Through Little Things Win Big Games the serious reader will be able to gain a competitive edge for himself and his team. In short, it captures the many little things that the authors have learned in over 60 years of playing the game, things that aren't being taught to kids today, even at higher levels of play. The authors wrote Little Things Win Big Games because they didn't want key fundamentals of baseball to fade away with passing generations. The teams that win are the teams that do the "little things" better then their competitors. That is true in baseball, basketball, or football and also in the game of life!
Number of Pages: 184.0
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Baseball / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Author: Larry Gabe
Language: English
Street Date: October 2, 2015
TCIN: 50881607
UPC: 9781517508876
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-3796

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