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About the author:
Tom Price, MS Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University, excelled in R&D in the chemical and silicon industries and then had his own semiconductor business for 15 years.
Chemical Engineering is mathematical modeling. After studying slow motion videos of the swing and understanding ice-skater dynamics, the math was created and solved for the multi-stage baseball swing. It worked! - - and exactly matches the videos as well as measured torso rpm, bat speeds, ball-speed-off-the bat, and distances. Tom is a well experienced writer/editor, and emphasizes simplicity in presentation. Baseball has been his passion since childhood.
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The Science of the Baseball Swing (Book 1 - The Ballplayer's Manual)
This book gets rid of all the myths and misunderstandings of the baseball swing. For the first time in 120 years of baseball, we now fully understand the baseball swing from a precise, analytical perspective.
There are TWO books. Book 1 (this book) is the stand-alone manual for ballplayers of all levels, including professionals players and even Little League coaches. It carefully walks you through the swing telling you what is happening, how, and why. It's unlike anything you have ever seen in the baseball literature. You'll be amazed.
I'm an engineer and developed a computer program which matches the baseball swing exactly. It computes all the forces-over-time, bat-speed-over-time, and tells you how much bat-speed (energy) comes from each segment of your swing - - and much more. The results match exactly what you see in slow-motion videos.
Thus, whereas Book 1 is a manual for ballplayers and contains essentially no graphs or tables, Book 2 is Technical Supplements which are loaded with graphs and tables - - and far more analytical detail about each aspect of the swing. These supplements are for coaches, trainers, weight trainers, college students and teachers interested in the physics, and likewise anyone interested in the learning how the baseball swing actually works.
As a general rule, coaches should order both books, but recommend their ballplayers order Book 1 only.
Little League coaches: the first four chapters (which focus on your bone alignment) can be taught to your players on day one. No weight lifting is involved, and any future batting coach will be thankful that no bad habits have been developed.
These books are great material for teaching a college class in the physics of the baseball swing. That's because the baseball swing is the most sophisticated (it has the most sequential steps) of all swings.
Book 2 will be available soon (now is Jan 17, 2017). Please email us at email@example.com to get on the mailing list.
- Publication Date:
- 1542532159 / 9781542532150
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Sports & Recreation / Baseball / General