Keeping your Hands Inside The Baseball

by Bobby Woods November 08, 2017 1 Comment


When hitting a baseball or softball it is very important to keep your hands inside the ball when swinging the bat. This will increase your bat speed, ensure sweet spot contact and allow the hitter to hit the ball all over the field.

Obviously I have not seen every major league hitter hit. However a very educated guess, 99 % of major league hitters hit by keeping their hands inside the ball when swinging their bat.

In above  picture one of the greatest hitters of all time, Tony Gwynn demonstrates this technique. Notice the knob of the bat leads first followed by his  hands and the barrel of the bat last. The bat lags behind the Knob and hands to create whip in the swing. At contact the hands are between his body and the ball. Tony Gwynn won 8 major league batting titles, in 1994 he hit 394 and hit over 300 for 19 straight seasons.

As explained in a previous blog he was a "Top Hand Release" hitter.






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Debbie Dibianca
Debbie Dibianca

June 17, 2016

Saw your poster to baseball and softball. It’s just what we wanted. Problem is they have swim lessons in the morning, but they could miss some. Have one 6 year old boy, who just started coach pitch baseball. Doesn’t catch well and he’s a lefty- at least his father is making him a lefty. He throws well with left hand. Next is a 9 year old that want to play softball next year. Little experience. Is this camp going to be too aggressive for them, with older better kids? I’m the grandmother. Do you do private lessons that week also? And would that be better for them? Didn’t say how much the clinic was?

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