Nolan Ryan's Pitcher's Bible

The Ultimate Guide to Power, Precision, and Long-Term Performance

Author: Nolan Ryan,Skip Bayless,Tom House

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671705814

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 316

View: 5784

Offers advice on the mechanics of pitching, and recommends a program of weight training, aerobic exercise, and sound nutrition

The Meaning of Ichiro

The New Wave from Japan and the Transformation of Our National Pastime

Author: Robert Whiting

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446565229

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 8318

Matsui... Nomo... Sasaki... Ichiro... the so-called American "National Pastime" has developed a decidedly Japanese flair. Indeed, in this year's All-Star game, two of the starting American League outfielders were from Japan. And for the third straight year, Ichiro - the fleet-footed Seattle Mariner - received more votes for the All-Star game than any other player in the game today. Some 15 years ago, in the bestseller "You Gotta Have Wa," Robert Whiting examined how former American major league ballplayers tried to cope with a different culture while playing pro ball in Japan. Now, Whiting reverses his field and reveals how select Japanese stars have come across the Pacific to play in the big leagues. Not only have they had to deal with the American way of life, but they have individually changed the game in dramatic fashion.

The Complete Guide to Pitching

Author: Derek Johnson

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736079017

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 262

View: 1754

A progressive instruction manual, written by one of America's top pitching coaches, includes high-quality photo sequences and a 75-minute DVD that features topics ranging from techniques to conditioning to the psychological aspects of pitching, drills, exercises and personal insights from Johnson. Original.

Throwing Heat

The Autobiography of Nolan Ryan

Author: Nolan Ryan

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780380708260

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 1204

An account of the twenty-year career of baseball's greatest power pitcher includes Ryan's comments on the greats he has pitched against and drugs, glitter, and showboating

Fit to Pitch

Author: Tom House

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780873228824

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

View: 8106

In Fit to Pitch, baseball's best pitching expert, Tom House, shares the coaching secrets that helped Nolan Ryan sustain a long, successful career and Randy Johnson win a Cy Young Award. With House's pitcher-specific training program, you'll strengthen your body and your arm so you can take the mound in top condition.

The Mental ABCs of Pitching

A Handbook for Performance Enhancement

Author: H. A. Dorfman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1630761850

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 5559

Author H.A. Dorfman brings his years of expertise as instructor/counselor with the A's, Marlins, and Devil Rays to provide an easy-to-use, A-to-Z handbook which will give insight and instruction on how to pitch to peak performance at every level of the game. Perfect for pitchers who need that extra edge or hitters who want to better understand the mental moves on the mound. With a new foreword by Rick Wolff!

Science of Hitting

Author: Ted Williams,John Underwood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671621033

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 88

View: 6080

Features the legendary hitter's guidance in all the basics and finer points of hitting and includes his analysis of the great hitters of the seventies and the eighties, including Rose, Brett, Carew, and Murray

The Louisville Slugger® Complete Book of Hitting Faults and Fixes

How to Detect and Correct the 50 Most Common Mistakes at the Plate

Author: Mark Gola,John Monteleone

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780809298020

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 2369

Three hundred black-and-white photographs complement this helpful handbook designed to help baseball players identify and correct the fifty most common errors made in hitting, from basic grips to timing the swing, accompanied by insider tips from some of baseball's finest hitters and batting experts. Original.

Nolan Ryan

The Making of a Pitcher

Author: Rob Goldman

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623688019

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3988

To any baseball fan, Nolan Ryan’s name still conjures up images of blistering 100-mile-per-hour fastballs and knee-buckling curveballs. During his 27-year career, “The Ryan Express” was named an eight-time All-Star and amassed seven no-hitters and more than 5,700 strikeouts—more than any other pitcher in major-league history. This comprehensive biography of Nolan Ryan follows the baseball legend’s journey from the start of his professional career in 1965 to his retirement in 1993. Hall of Famers, journeymen, clubhouse workers, coaches, and trainers offer their own unique take on Ryan in this book filled with never-before-told anecdotes and personal recollections and peppered with eyewitness accounts of his greatest games. In the pages of this history, readers will discover what made Nolan Ryan one of the most revered and respected athletes and citizens of his time.

Functional Training Handbook

Author: Craig Liebenson

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1582559201

Category: Medical

Page: 450

View: 9925

This will be a spin-off from the very successful Rehabilitation of the Spine, 2nd ed. It will contain the how-to-do-it information plus some addtional sports-specific guidelines. There will also be available for packaging a set of three DVDs covering flexibility, core stability and functional training. Functional training is a hot topic in rehabilitation. It is an intergrated approach focusing on exercising multiple muscles and joints together instead of working muscles in isolation. It enhances coordination, muscular strength and endurance. There will be more information on prevention of injuries and reinjuries.


The Hard Life and Good Times of Alabama's Coach Bryant

Author: Paul Bear Bryant,John Underwood

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1617499161

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 4535

A reissue of Paul "Bear" Bryant's autobiography, this edition features a completely new introduction and an accompanying audio CD of Bryant himself, in his own voice, talking about his life and football. It's all here, in his own inimitable words and with a candor that is both remarkable and eminently revealing. From his hardscrabble youth as the third youngest of 13 children of a dirt-poor farmer in Moro Bottom, Arkansas, to his playing days at the University of Alabama and fortuitous marriage to the remarkable Mary Harmon Black, to his first stabs at coaching as an assistant coach, to his 38 years as a head coach, coaching marquis names like Namath and Crow and Parilli, to his 323 victories and a record six National Championships.

The Science of the Fastball

Author: William Blewett

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786471794

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 5405

This book presents a scientific but easy to understand explanation of pitching power. Illustrated with anecdotes about baseball's greatest power pitchers, it describes how they were able to achieve phenomenal fastball velocity and record-breaking strikeout numbers. How was a 17-year-old rookie named Bob Feller able to strike out Major League batters in record numbers? How do the tendons, ligaments, and muscles of the arm and shoulder work to amplify power for greater pitch velocity? How was minor league pitcher Steve Dalkowski able to throw the most phenomenal fastball ever seen (or heard)? Why do young pitchers with exceptional velocity often issue walks at exceptional rates? Why do good pitchers occasionally pitch badly? Why is exceptional hand speed important? What is it about overhand throwing that causes elbow and shoulder injuries? How can a pitcher achieve greater endurance and durability? What is the most reliable way to increase fastball velocity? This book addresses these and other questions for pitchers, coaches, managers, trainers, and fans.

Fitness After 40

How to Stay Strong at Any Age

Author: Vonda WRIGHT,Ruth WINTER

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 0814409946

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 4997

It's one of the undeniable facts of life. After we reach a certain age, our bodies change. No matter how fit we may have been at 20, we're very different people after 40. But growing older doesn't have to diminish our fitness level. The good news is that not only can we retain the vigor of our youth, we can actually perform as well, if not better, than ever. Dr. Vonda Wright is the creator of a unique medi­cal program specifically designed to target the fitness and performance needs of mature athletes. In Fitness After 40, she shows readers how to use flexibility, aerobic exercise, and strength training to maximize the benefits of their fitness regime. By following her proven program, anyone can learn to: understand their bodies and approach exercise and injury in a new way • make the most of their exercise routine during a busy week • hydrate and understand how to eat right • avoid injury to rotator cuffs, lower back, knees, and legs • maximize stretching, running, and weight training Complete with a nutrition plan and an exercise program for older athletes, Fitness After 40 will help everyone regain the energy of their youth and look and feel better than ever.

Randy Johnson's Power Pitching

The Big Unit's Secrets to Domination, Intimidation, and Winning

Author: Randy Johnson,Jim Rosenthal,Nolan Ryan

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9781400047390

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

View: 9644

The award-winning pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks shares the secrets of his pitching skills in a guide that covers the fundamentals of pitching, the need for patience and precision, the importance of proper mechanics, physical conditioning, the mental game, and how to enhance one's natural talents. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Extreme Winning

Author: Pat Williams

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757317812

Category: Self-Help

Page: 264

View: 638

Drawing on more than a half century in professional sports, as well as decades as a motivational speaker, Pat Williams has spent a lifetime researching what it takes to be a winner. What he has observed and recorded in this magnum opus on the topic is that all winners--whether in sports, business or everyday life--share 12 characteristics, and they do them to an extreme. Through exhaustive research, Williams discovered that winning has a broader meaning than a mark on a ledger after a competition. In fact, it doesn't even mean someone has to lose. Winning is the way you approach what you do. It's a mindset; a way of life. It can be your life, a life of Extreme Winning.

The Mental Game of Baseball

A Guide to Peak Performance

Author: H. A. Dorfman,Karl Kuehl

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1630761834

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

View: 2062

In this book, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game.The theory and applications are illustrated by anecdotes and insights from major and minor league players, who at some point discovered the importance of mastering the inner game in order to play baseball as it should be played. Intended for players, managers, coaches, agents, and administrators as well as fans who want a more in-depth look at the makeup of the complete baseball player.

The Tactics of Pitching

The Art, Science, and Strategy of Playing Baseball's Most Important Position

Author: Branford McAllister

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781482624960

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 78

View: 2370

There are two basic ways to win the pitcher versus hitter war:• Overpower the hitter (like Justin Verlander)• Fool the hitter (like Barry Zito).The first requires dominating stuff, generally velocity. (Verlander's average fastball in 2012 was 94.3 mph. He also showcased a superb curveball.) And, it requires a fair amount of control to go with the overpowering velocity. Not many pitchers have that kind of ability, even in the major leagues. At lower levels, very few pitchers have the kind of overpowering stuff to rely just on that to get hitters out throughout a game. Those who do have electric stuff can dominate hitters. They are the fortunate ones, but not everyone has this advantage. For them, and for the overpowering pitchers at higher levels, something more than great stuff is required. So, in general, we need a more strategic, mental approach to get hitters out consistently.Pitching is a complex endeavor—both physical and mental. While there are many views on how to succeed as a pitcher, there are several principles that lead to success on the mound. Among these are the following: There is a limited number of things you can do with a ball: give it speed, give it direction, impart spin, and select an orientation of the seams. You can also combine pitches in different sequences and combinations. Otherwise, there is nothing you can to the ball. Every other factor that you can control is mental, and therefore absolutely essential to success. You cannot succeed consistently on the hill without having a plan in mind beforehand. So, if you prepare well, with solid mechanics, you can win each battle with hitters.The objective on the mound is getting outs. There is a strategy to doing this and it relies upon a thoughtful approach that considers your abilities and the situation. If you combine great physical preparation with a sound mental approach, you greatly increase your chances to get those outs, succeed on the hill, and give your team the best opportunity to win games.There are many books on baseball, a few of them about pitching. But, there are very few good books on the art and strategy: the tactics of pitching—specifically, books dealing with how to throw specific pitches, why they do what they do, when to throw them, to what locations, and how to set up hitters. There are few books that help pitchers “pitch” a good game—the subtleties of how to throw pitches and how to formulate game plans for pitching. The Tactics of Pitching is a practical manual for learning and teaching the science, mechanics, and strategy of pitching, suitable for amateur players and coaches through the college level.The book focuses on the following topics:• Pitching Philosophy• How Air Resistance Affects the Flight of a Ball• The Strikezone• Pitches• Situational Pitching• Mechanics Checklist• Correcting Problems• Mental Aspects of Pitching.

The Athlete's Guide to Sports Supplements

Author: Kimberly Mueller,Josh Hingst

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736093699

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 292

View: 2420

Presents a guide to sports supplements, providing descriptions, benefits, dosage recommendations, research studies and outcomes, and possible health concerns.

The Boys

Author: Skip Bayless

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780671511418

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 4408