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Best Baseball Hitting Books Reviewed In 2022

Best Baseball Hitting Books

Your Guide

Andrew Buller-Russ   Andrew Buller-Russ

There are many great baseball books available on the market today.

Many of them help accomplish different things.

Some of them can help teach players how to be better on the BASEBALL DIAMOND.

Although, some modern methods may be more effective such as visual aids or short gif clips followed by detailed step-by-step instructions.

There are still many great baseball books that can help.

Even if they were written a while ago, there are still a lot of good bits of information in them that can really HELP A YOUNG PLAYER IMPROVE.

What To Look For

If you are looking for a baseball book that can help you improve your hitting approach at the plate, there are some GEMS out there.

I do admit though, that there are not AS MANY AS YOU WOULD THINK.

It seems as though not as many people are writing baseball books to help hitters improve in the modern day.

With that being said, there are some great hitting books out there.

Some of my favorites are some that were written or helped written by some professional baseball legends of the game.

Tony Gwynn’s The Art of Hitting is a great baseball book written in 1998 that dives into the mechanics of:

  • Hitting
  • Including Grip
  • Stance
  • Balance
  • Footwork
  • Release Point
  • Swing
  • Follow-Through

Tony Gwynn’s book is 144 pages long and it includes a foreword written by the great Ted Williams.

Gwynn was a great hitter for a long time and won 8 National League batting titles in his time in the Major Leagues.

Though this book may be a bit tougher to find at your local library, it is available online.

Recommendation For You – Tony Gwynn’s The Art of Hitting

Speaking of Ted Williams, he wrote the other great hitting book I would recommend:

The Science of Hitting – Written in 1986 by Williams and co-authored by John Underwood and Robert Cupp, the Science of Hitting is well known in the baseball community.

The Science of Hitting is 96 pages long.

Regarded as possibly the best hitter of all time, I definitely recommend giving the Science of Hitting a read.

It can’t hurt. Many great baseball players read the book at some point in their lives.

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Best Baseball Books for Kids Reviewed In 2022

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Andrew Buller-Russ   Andrew Buller-Russ

To choose the best baseball book for kids, there are so many options, getting started can be overwhelming.

I remember when I was going to the library as a young kid.

I had no idea where to start!

The library is this large blank canvas with literally thousands of books, how could I know what a good book was?

Well from looking at the cover right?

Haha wrong!

What To Look For

The first thing I did of course was to find the sports section.

Once I was there, it QUICKLY BECAME A PROBLEM.

I had never been in one place with so much reading material; it was like I was IN A DREAM.

I am sure my parents were happy too, I finally had plenty of reading material to stay out of their hair for a few days.

They no longer had to worry about me behaving or knocking things down in the house.

I had my head in a book and I was going to be busy for the foreseeable future.

THEIR PLANS WORKED.

Of course, they also had to keep bringing be back.

It seemed like each time I went, there was a new book or something else had caught my eye, I WAS HOOKED.

I became to notice that a lot of the baseball books I had were written by the same name, Mike Lupica.

Yeah, I liked reading biographies, non-fiction and fictional stories, but I liked Mike Lupica’s STYLE.

His books are not really lengthy and they do a great job of immersing you in the story.

He even has some books that extend into a book series or a trilogy.

This kept me chasing MORE AND MORE of his books.

Pretty much any book you can find by Mike Lupica, I would recommend.

Unfortunately, since he has written so many sportsbooks, not just baseball, it is very hard to recommend just one.

So if I had to recommend a good place to start, find some books written by Mike Lupica.

You cannot go wrong with his work.

Recommendation For You – Baseball Biographies For Kids by Dean Burrell

Though, if I am selecting just one book, it is not from Mike Lupica.

The book I would recommend for young readers is called Baseball Biographies for Kids.

The Greatest Players from the 1960s TO TODAY.

This book is very interactive and great for young readers.

This book is a compilation of sports biographies of many of baseball’s greatest recent modern players.

Though, if you are looking for a fictional tale, you may want to look elsewhere.

Each story in this book is True.

Written by Dean Burrell, Baseball Biographies for Kids will keep your child interested to keep reading till the end.

If your kid likes history or true stories complete with baseball stats, THEY WILL LOVE THIS BOOK.

It is also currently the #1 New Release in Children’s Baseball Books on Amazon.com.

I know there are many great kids’ baseball books out there.

Though I have covered several, I want to hear from you.

Which children’s baseball book have you found or have your kids found that they really like?

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Best Baseball Coaching Books Reviews For 2022

Best Baseball Coaching Books

Your Guide

Andrew Buller-Russ   Andrew Buller-Russ

Some baseball coaches and players have enjoyed their time in baseball so much that they WANTED TO SHARE THEIR SUCCESSES by writing a baseball book to help players and coaches improve.

As the sport of baseball continues to grow and evolve…

.. more and MORE..

.. there are more books being written about new ways of plating or coaching.

There have been many great books written over the years.

What To Look For

Some books have been written by former baseball players. Other books have been written by great baseball coaches.

Sometimes they are written by coaches attempting to teach their unconventional methods to pass down to the next generation of baseball players.

I know I can appreciate their efforts to continue to help make the game of baseball even better than the game they GREW UP WITH.

The more people that invest their time and money into improving the game of baseball, the better off the game will be.

Hopefully, that continues with our next generation of baseball players.

Recommending just one great baseball coaching book is tough.

There are so many!

But I would have to recommend The MVP Machine: How Baseball’s New Nonconformists Are using Data to Build Better Players.

Why do I like this book so much?

Because it takes an unorthodox approach to build better baseball players.

It is a great book to pick up for baseball coaches EVERYWHERE.

The book is also a best seller.

Written by Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik, this book is a classic.

On Amazon, it is currently listed as the #1 Best Seller in the Baseball Coaching category.

Many coaches have been buying the book and passing it on to their peers.

The book takes an IN-DEPTH LOOK at some specific players and how they have become very successful pro ballplayers.

They also delve into some traditional pitching and hitting techniques for baseball players to work on.

Recommendation For You – The MVP Machine by Ben Lindbergh & Travis Sawchik

At the end of the day, The MVP Machine is a book that I recommend to any baseball coach at any level of baseball.

This book can help coaches take a new approach to some players that maybe they are confounded on WHAT TO DO NEXT WITH THEM.

Some talents are so UNIQUE AND RARE, that you just don’t know how to best utilize their skills.

If you are a coach, do your players and yourself a favor and pick up a copy of the MVP Machine.

Let us know how the book has helped you improve or helped your players improve. Parents should also give this book a read to help their young baseball player thrive.

Alright coaches, I know I am certainly no coach!

I want to hear from you.

Which is your favorite baseball coaching book that you have found success with?

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Best Selling Baseball Books Reviewed In 2022

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Andrew Buller-Russ   Andrew Buller-Russ

As a popular sport, baseball has had many best-selling books that have been written over the years.

Who doesn’t have an interest in reading a best seller?

If so many other people are buying it and reading it, well it must be good right?

It is very tough for a book to become a best seller.

Best-selling books have to be very well written and researched thoroughly for the book to do well.

Many have attempted to write a best-seller; only a select few HAVE ACTUALLY SUCCEEDED.

What To Look For

Luckily for baseball fans, there have been several best-selling baseball books written over the years.

Though there have been many, one of my favorites is actually one I referenced other posts.

My recommendation for the best-selling baseball book is Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.

I and many others love this book because of the incredible story that Michael Lewis has written.

Not only is it a great baseball story, but it is also 100 percent true.

The book did so well; a movie was later made about the book.

The book is also a recent story, which makes it even more impressive with how historical the game of baseball is. Moneyball was written in 2003.

The book is definitely a best seller.

Recommendation For You – Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Although I really like Moneyball, I know there are several others, such as Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella.

Honestly, that was a close second for me personally, it was tough.

But I’m curious, which is your favorite best-selling baseball book?

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Best Baseball History Books Reviewed In 2022

Best Baseball History Books

Your Guide

Andrew Buller-Russ   Andrew Buller-Russ

Baseball is a historical sport that has been around forever and has many great stories to tell.

There are SO MANY STORIES that many of the greatest ones have been FORGOTTEN.

Baseball has been written about for a really long time too, leading to plenty of great reading content for baseball fans to absorb.

What To Look For

From stories detailing how teams built a winning ball club to the drama of a clubhouse, there are many different types of stories to be read.

Some stories will do into great details of an individual’s career, while others WILL FOCUS ON A TEAM.

Either way, there are great stories out there that can take you away from your current environment by absorbing yourself into a great book.

Perhaps learning about a lot of different stories compiled into one collection MY INTEREST YOU.

It is a great way to learn about a wide range of baseball topics.

Mike Sowell wrote a book in 1989 that did just that.

The Pitch That Killed tells many true stories of the great sport of baseball. Some are sad and almost unbelievable and others are positive and uplifting.

It is a pretty good way of telling multiple stories to baseball fans looking for another story to read about their favorite sport.

Recommendation For You – The Pitch That Killed by Mike Sowell

Although I like The Pitch That Killed, there are many others out there that tell many of the game’s greatest stories.

This book is well known and popular so you should be able to get your hands on it.

Let me know which baseball history book that you have found to be good.

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