Hitting Resources

 Attempt to Stretch a Single to a Double
(1/7/2019)
 
   

Attempt to Stretch a Single to a Double


Monday Manager
By Tom Succow


In this week’s edition of Monday Manager, four-time USA Baseball coaching alum Tom Succow discusses an attempt to stretch a single to a double.


Tom Succow, is a contributor to the USA Baseball Sport Development Blog, and is currently the assistant coach at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. In 2017, Succow retired as the Head Baseball Coach at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona, after 42 years at the helm. Succow accumulated over 700 wins during his tenure, as well as a state championship in 2006 and three state runner-up honors in 1982, 2007 and 2012. Succow is a four-time USA Baseball coaching alum, including an assistant coaching position with the 2003 16U National Team, which won the gold medal in the International Baseball Federation AA World Youth Championships in Taiwan. Succow was honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as National Coach of the Year in 2007 and is a member of four Halls of Fames, being inducted into the Arizona Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003, the Brophy Hall of Fame in 2007, the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) Hall of Fame in 2013, and the Arizona High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame in 2016.


 What's the Call? Catcher Interference
(12/27/2018)
 
   

What's the Call? Catcher Interference


What's the Call
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No balls, no strikes. With a runner charging home, the catcher moves into position to make the play, interrupting the hitters swing. What's the Call?

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 Score on a Wild Pitch
(8/14/2018)
 
   

Score on a Wild Pitch


Monday Manager
By Tom Succow


In this week’s edition of Monday Manager, four-time USA Baseball coaching alum Tom Succow discusses scoring on a wild pitch during the bottom of the fifth with a tied score.


Tom Succow, is a contributor to the USA Baseball Sport Development Blog, and is currently the assistant coach at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. In 2017, Succow retired as the Head Baseball Coach at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona, after 42 years at the helm. Succow accumulated over 700 wins during his tenure, as well as a state championship in 2006 and three state runner-up honors in 1982, 2007 and 2012. Succow is a four-time USA Baseball coaching alum, including an assistant coaching position with the 2003 16U National Team, which won the gold medal in the International Baseball Federation AA World Youth Championships in Taiwan. Succow was honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as National Coach of the Year in 2007 and is a member of four Halls of Fames, being inducted into the Arizona Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003, the Brophy Hall of Fame in 2007, the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) Hall of Fame in 2013, and the Arizona High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame in 2016.


 What's the Call? Overrunning First Base
(8/14/2018)
 
   

What's the Call? Overrunning First Base


What's the Call
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After overrunning first base, is the batter-runner ever in jeopardy of being put out before returning to the base? What's the Call?


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 Two-Strike Approach
(8/14/2018)
 
   

Two Strike Approach


Monday Manager
By Skip Schumaker


In this edition of Monday Manager, Skip Schumaker talks about the importance of bat control when the hitter is down two strikes.


Schumaker is a contributor to the USA Baseball Sport Development Blog, and is a two-time World Series Champion. Schumaker was drafted in the fifth round of the 2001 MLB Amateur Player Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals following his career at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to his two World Series titles, Schumaker was a member of the USA Baseball 2006 Olympic Qualifying team that won a gold medal in Cuba and secured a spot in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.