How To HIT A Baseball

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  • 1. 

    What is the purpose of choking up on the bat?

    • A.

      Speed

    • B.

      Comfort

    • C.

      Distance

    • D.

      Bunting

    Correct Answer
    A. Speed
    Explanation
    Choking up on the bat allows the batter to have better control and maneuverability, leading to increased bat speed. By gripping the bat higher up the handle, the batter can have a quicker swing and make contact with the ball faster. This can be especially useful when facing pitchers with fast pitches, as it gives the batter a better chance of making solid contact and hitting the ball with more power.

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  • 2. 

    Aligning ones knuckles allows for _________.

    • A.

      Speed

    • B.

      Safety

    • C.

      Straighter swing

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Straighter swing
    Explanation
    Aligning one's knuckles allows for a straighter swing because it helps to maintain proper hand and wrist alignment. When the knuckles are aligned, it ensures that the clubface is square to the target and promotes a more consistent and accurate swing path. This alignment also helps to prevent the clubface from opening or closing during the swing, which can result in slices or hooks. Therefore, aligning one's knuckles is essential for achieving a straighter swing and improving overall golf performance.

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  • 3. 

    When gripping the bat, ones fingers should be _________.

    • A.

      Tight and secure

    • B.

      Relaxed and loose

    • C.

      Fragile and weak

    • D.

      Spread apart

    Correct Answer
    B. Relaxed and loose
    Explanation
    When gripping the bat, it is important for one's fingers to be relaxed and loose. This allows for better flexibility and control over the bat, enabling the player to adjust their grip as needed during the swing. Having a relaxed and loose grip also helps to prevent excessive tension in the hands and arms, which can negatively affect the player's swing and overall performance.

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  • 4. 

    Where is the strike zone?

    • A.

      The distance between the batters chest and the end of a horizontally extended bat.

    • B.

      The width of home plate, extending from the batters knee cap to the upper torso.

    • C.

      The height of the batter.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. The width of home plate, extending from the batters knee cap to the upper torso.
    Explanation
    The strike zone is defined as the width of home plate, extending from the batter's knee cap to the upper torso. This is the area in which a pitch must pass through in order for it to be called a strike. It is important for both pitchers and batters to understand the strike zone in order to effectively play the game of baseball.

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  • 5. 

    How should one hold a bat?

    • A.

      5-7 inches from chest

    • B.

      At a 45 degree angle

    • C.

      Comfortable to the batter

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that one should hold a bat 5-7 inches from the chest, at a 45-degree angle, and in a way that is comfortable to the batter. This suggests that there is no specific or fixed way to hold a bat, but rather it depends on the individual's preference and comfort.

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  • 6. 

    While the pitcher gets ready for his/her wind up, the batter should _________.

    • A.

      Get in proper batting stance

    • B.

      Concentrate on the release point

    • C.

      Take a practice swing

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Concentrate on the release point
    Explanation
    The pitcher's wind up is a crucial moment in the game, as it determines the trajectory and speed of the ball. By concentrating on the release point, the batter can anticipate the pitch and react accordingly. This allows them to time their swing and make solid contact with the ball. Getting in a proper batting stance and taking a practice swing are important, but they should be done before the pitcher begins their wind up. Therefore, the best course of action for the batter during the pitcher's wind up is to concentrate on the release point.

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  • 7. 

    At what point should you hit the ball?

    • A.

      Over the plate

    • B.

      In front of the plate

    • C.

      Behind the plate

    • D.

      Wherever you make contact

    Correct Answer
    B. In front of the plate
    Explanation
    When hitting a ball, it is ideal to make contact in front of the plate. This allows the batter to have better control over the direction and power of the hit. Hitting the ball in front of the plate also gives the batter more time to react to different types of pitches, increasing the chances of making solid contact. Hitting the ball over or behind the plate may result in weaker hits or missed opportunities. Making contact wherever you please may lead to inconsistent hits and decreased overall performance.

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Ryan Pratt |BA |
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Ryan is a dedicated individual with a growth mindset, eager to work hard and embrace new challenges in player development. Certified in Driveline Foundations of Pitching and Rapsodo Pitching, he brings expertise in athlete development. As an Assistant Baseball Coach at Thomas College, he demonstrates strong leadership and coaching skills, contributing effectively to player growth and team success. With a Bachelor's degree in Business/Managerial Economics from the University of Maine at Farmington, Ryan combines theoretical knowledge with practical experience. Passionate about continuous learning, Ryan reviews sports baseball quizzes, ensuring accuracy and effectiveness while contributing to educational resources.

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