The Baseball Player’s Guide To Hitting Like A Pro: Science Based Techniques To Master The Fundamentals and Mental Side Of Hitting

Every good hitter is fighting a battle… Do you know what yours is and how to turn it to your advantage on the field?

Meet Roy Lingster

No one knows better about the difficulties of stepping up to the plate and facing your batting demons like the author. Having struggled at the plate in his own playing time is what prompted Roy Lingster to write this book. Twenty-five years in the game as a player and coach included a trip to the Little League World Series in 2007. It also included a season where he experienced his worst year at the plate ending with a .180 batting average. Haunted by that performance going into a new season, he knew he needed to make some kind of adjustment not to repeat that. He was unwilling to accept the idea that his talents suddenly disappeared. He set about breaking down the elements of how to achieve success at the dish. The effort to get his mind back on his game let him beat the setback and excel.

It was Dutch legend Johan Cruyff who said, ‘Football is a game of mistakes. Whoever makes the fewest mistakes wins matches.’ Some players and clubs just seem to muck things up more than others.

No matter who you support, from a non-league to a world class team, there is always the potential for a muck-up to occur. The substitute who was sent off before he came on. The goalkeeper who had his career finished by a collision with a dog on the pitch. The defender who fell asleep in the middle lane of the M1. The Premier League team who won one match all season. The international side who attacked another team with a chair. The referee who couldn’t count to two. The manager who lasted 10 minutes in a job. The players who were not available as they were in prison. The game in which every single player was sent off.

Quoting John Cleese completely out of context from the film Clockwise, ‘It’s not the despair. I can take the despair. It’s the hope I can’t stand.’ And there is always hope that this time your players, your club, your international team will not muck-up. But they probably will.

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If you want to learn more about the most scandalous moments in sport, then keep reading…

As a sports fan, you know that from as long as sport has been played, it has always evoked great passion and emotion. Amid the desperation to win, passes will be dropped and easy shots missed but nothing infuriates us like officiating blunders, lying and blatant cheating. Sports and controversies fit together like hand in glove. When there is one, there is always potential for the other.

Whether you are a player, coach or fan, you naturally want every call to go your way. Any given game can potentially be littered with controversial moments, where one side or the other is left feeling cheated. But nothing has created as much criticism, debate or unabated feeling as the events in this book. It is a fascinating journey through the greatest sports scandals of our time.

These are the headlines you may know but the stories you don’t. In this book you will discover how a cheating culture has developed in sport and how players almost make an art of controversy. You’ll read several chapters about cheating in baseball along with other unbelievable sports stories. Together, they detail the consequences of not only the most debatable moments in sport, but also some of its most scandalous characters.

Unlevel Playing Fields includes the compelling stories of:

  • ? The incomparable Diego Maradona scoring his infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal in the FIFA World Cup
  • ? Ben Johnson winning the ‘Dirtiest Race in History’ before being stripped of his gold medal and sent home in disgrace
  • ? The ‘Bodyline’ cricket series – a controversy so fierce it threatened political relations and left scars for generations
  • ? How the dark shadows of political corruption permeated into sport and influenced an Olympic basketball final
  • ? Stella Welsh who had one of the most controversial careers in Olympic history that continued even after her death
  • ? Our ongoing fascination with ice skater Tonya Harding and what she really knew about the attack on Nancy Kerrigan

And many more! There are a total of 13 different sports in the 25 chapters so there is guaranteed to be something for every fan. This is one of the best sports books of 2019 and a great addition to your collection.

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The Real Glory

If you want to learn more about the most inspirational moments in sport, then keep reading…

Injuries, illness, personal torment and lack of motivation are a part of life and athletes are no exception. As a sports fan, you know many careers are shipwrecked on these rocks while others have been defined by them. Against the odds and often against medical advice, these born fighters have embodied the spirit of sport by etching their names into history with courage and determination.

Whether you are a player, coach or fan, you’ll probably know Vince Lombardi is recognised as one of the greatest leaders in the history of sport. Among his many famous quotes, he once said: “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.” He captured in those words the gritty determination required to make a career comeback and the triumph sportspeople experience when they’ve done it successfully.

These are the people you may know but the stories you don’t. In this book you will discover the true strength of the human spirit. It reveals the courage and conviction required to triumph over adversity. The inspirational stories have the common threads of courage, drive and determination that again prove the wisdom of Vince Lombardi. “The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall,” the master coach once said.

The Real Glory includes the incredible stories of:

And many more! There are a total of 14 different sports in the 25 chapters so there is guaranteed to be something for every fan. This is one of the best sports books of 2019 and a great addition to your collection.

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Tales of the Unknown Rugger

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This is an autobiography by an amateur rugby player Liam Dunseath from the United Kingdom. It describes his playing days spanning over 21 years in several different countries at different levels.
It speaks of the highs and lows of winning and losing, magnificent tries, injuries, off the field antics, rugby tours and the life long friendships made through the game of rugby.
From the early days at school, captaining his University of Salford and playing at national 7s competitions, this epic journey reveals his love of the game on and off the field, playing in the UK, France, Italy, Spain and USA. After this book was published Dunseath went on to be the Assistant Coach of Iran’s National rugby team.

S is for…Short, sweet, simple Sports Coaching and Performance: For parents, players, and pedagogues

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S is for…Short, Sweet, Simple Sports Coaching and Performance: For Players, Parents, and Pedagogues



It’s the shortest, sweetest, and simplest way for me to address all the important elements that go into sports coaching and performance, and because of that it allows us to spend more of our time focusing on what sport is really about…


PLAYING and HAVING FUN!


My ‘S is for…’ method, which I have developed in over 10 years of coaching, is something that anyone can learn and start using today. Not only that, but you can learn the foundation of the method and start benefiting from it in just a few hours. You can start enjoying sport more TODAY! Believe me, it’s that S is for…Simple.

This book genuinely is for everyone: professionals, amateurs, students, children, coaches, parents and guardians, and teachers, or someone with absolutely no experience in sport whatsoever. EVERYONE! A bold S is for…Statement I know, but one I S is for…Stand by.

My name is Christopher Davy. I’m 34 years old, and I live in Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom with my girlfriend Tracey, and our son. In 2009 I created a project called Bridge Building Basketball Exmouth to establish a basketball club in Exmouth, Devon; the town where I grew up. In 2010 Exmouth Basketball Club was formed. Unlike many grassroots level sports clubs, Exmouth Basketball Club still exists today. It’s 10 years old! I must have done S is for…Something right, right?!

But this book isn’t just applicable to basketball  . It’s applicable to all sports; Football, Tennis, Cricket, American Football, Golf, Boxing, MMA, Hockey, Ice Hockey, Table Tennis, Squash, Badminton, Racing, Baseball, Snooker, Pool, Athletics, Rugby, Volleyball, Netball, Swimming, Lacrosse, Gymnastics, Skiing, Snowboarding, and ALL THE OTHER SPORTS THAT WE CAN CHOOSE TO PLAY!

It’s only in recent years that I’ve really refined my coaching method and philosophy, but now I’m sharing it with you in this book.

You can use it to support:

  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Technique
  • Tactics
  • Diet
  • Drills
  • Decision making
  • Health and safety
  • First-Aid
  • Health and fitness
  • Mental Health
  • Wellbeing
  • Program planning
  • Communication
  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • and more.

Learn a little bit more about me, my story, and the secrets behind this very simple but highly effective method that aids in coaching, playing, and supporting each other to reach our full sporting potential.


S is for…See you laters,


Chris


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Days of Miracle and Wonder

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The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat; the human drama of competition. It’s these glorious ups and the torturous downs that are the fundamental allure of sport. The wonderful uncertainty is what keeps us excited and eagerly anticipating the next game. It can play out in different ways but nothing captures our imagination more than a contest which suddenly comes alive after the result appeared to be a foregone conclusion.

Days of Miracle and Wonder presents the unique stories behind 25 of the most incredible sporting victories. There are players and teams reaching the brink of success before spectacularly imploding into an unimaginable defeat. On the other hand, there are inspirational accounts of players and teams rising from the canvas and fighting their way back to a glorious win. These displays of human frailties, willpower, skill and courage capture everything we love about sport.

At its best, sport requires athletes to give more than they thought they could – physically, mentally and emotionally. Whether it’s the anguish of a choke or the brilliance of a comeback, at the final whistle there can be only one winner. Names etched onto cups and trophies record these results, but sporting chapters are not written on the bare facts of score lines. The glory of sport is in the contest itself and through the pages of this book you’ll see it can be a wild ride!

World Football Domination

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It’s 2050 and the renaissance of football (soccer) thinking has just begun. This is the first installment of a football science fiction journey shared by two countries from opposite ends of the world.

‘Are you sure there is no wreckage?’
‘Nothing at all, we checked all the surrounding areas and nothing.’
Gunnar’s mind shifted to conspiracy theories and the possibility there was foul play at hand.

When Gunnar Grimsson’s player identification drone goes missing on the outskirts of Iceland’s Reykjavik airport, foul play and subversion are to blame. Ambitious nations bent on dominating world football at all costs embark on a mission to steal the revolutionary technology.

Will Gunnar have the clout to protect his proprietary invention from his adversaries? He may stand a chance when he ushers the support of his Australian friend and football scout, Robby Denehy.

With twists and turns throughout the story, world football domination keeps you on your toes by providing glimpses of what the future of football beholds.