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101 Baseball Books to Read Before You Die

Are you the ultimate baseball fanatic? Then this list of 101 baseball books is for you.

Ranging from biographies and memoirs of legendary players and managers, to historical games in the World War II and segregation eras, to scandals, inspirational stories, and the science of sabermetrics, your library will be filled with baseball books of different topics.

Read about your favorite players, coaches, and managers with the books in this list. Whether you’re looking for something inspirational, funny, controversial, or technical, you’ll find something that’ll fit your mood.

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How to Throw a Splitter (8-Step Guide)

The splitter, or split-finger fastball as it’s also known, is one of the most devastating pitches in all of baseball. It is such an effective pitch because it’s thrown exactly like a fastball, and looks like a fastball out of the pitcher’s arm, but basically “drops off the table” once it reaches the plate. The sharp downward […]

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How to Play Catcher in Baseball (Tips and Tricks)

Catcher is a very difficult position to play in baseball.

But what makes a good catcher? How can you tell if a particular player would be a good fit as a catcher?

Here are some ways:

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How to Throw a Cutter (3 Simple Methods)

How to Throw a Cutter (3 Simple Methods)

A cutter, or cut fastball as it’s sometimes called, is a slight variation on a two-seam or four-seam fastball. The pitch moves from right to left for right-handed pitchers and left to right for left-handed pitchers.

This may make you think it acts like a curveball, but the cutter doesn’t have such a severe break to it, plus the break happens much later than with a curveball.

In addition, the pitch is thrown with similar mechanics to that of a fastball than a curveball. For these reasons, a cutter is a really great pitch to teach to players, especially youth pitchers.

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How to Throw a Slurve (6-Step Guide)

‚ÄčThe slurve, as it sounds, is a combination of two pitches–a slider and a curveball.

A pitcher can throw a slurve by throwing a curveball as if it were a slider.

In other words, the general grip of the pitch will be similar to that of a curveball, but it will be thrown with a velocity similar to that of a slider.

Let’s take a look at a step-by-step guide on how to throw a slurve.

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How to Throw a Screwball (10-Step Guide)

The screwball is one of the most devastating pitches in all of baseball.

It’s especially confusing for batters as the pitch will take the complete opposite trajectory as most pitches.

Let’s take a look at a step-by-step guide on how to throw a screwball effectively.

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How to Throw a Forkball (7-Step Guide)

Many people get a forkball confused with a split-finger fastball.

While the two pitches are similar in terms of the grip and how the ball moves out of the pitcher’s hand, the forkball is thrown slower and has a nastier downward spin to it.

Let’s take a step-by-step look at how to throw a forkball.

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How to Slide in Baseball? (Simple 6-Step Guide)

When there are bang-bang plays in baseball, every inch and every second can make a difference. With base runners going at full speed to try to beat a throw from a fielder, they will oftentimes perform a slide to try to get to the base faster and safer, while avoiding a tag at the same time. Knowing […]

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6 Base Running Tips to Steal More Bases

Stealing a base is one of the most exciting plays in all of baseball. It only takes a mere few seconds from the time the base runner breaks for the next base and when the ball arrives at that base from the catcher, which makes the play all the more exciting. To be a successful at base […]

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How to Break in a Baseball Glove (4 Easy Methods)

There’s nothing quite like buying a new baseball glove. From going to the store to pick out the glove that’s the right size and looks the best… To bringing it home and taking off all the tags, it’s a great experience for young kids new to the game and even older players, too. If you’ve never bought a […]

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