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Channeling Don Zimmer: The Role of the Bench Coach in College Baseball Christopher J. Anderson Assistant Baseball Coach, Drew University

The position of baseball bench coach has an elusive past. Sports historians continue to debate who worked the dugout as the first bench coach in the history of baseball. Was it Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants who, from 1919 to 1921, rode the pine as special assistant to John McGraw? Was it Johnny Pesky,… Continue reading

FREE College Seminar with Q & A: Recruiting, Admissions & Athletic Performance

For High School Ballplayers & Their Families

When: Monday, August 4 @ 7:00pm Where: Matt Guiliano’s Play Like a Pro, 1745 Express Drive North, Hauppauge NY, 11788 www.playlikeaprobaseball.com Presented By: DIAMOND COLLEGE ADVISORY TEAM www.diamondcollegeadvisory.com

If you play high school baseball and aspire to play in college, don’t miss this free information session at Play Like… Continue reading

The Best Single Person Baseball Drills: By Matthew T. Barrett

Welcome to Mid-March in the amateur baseball season. The days are longer, and the Sun is shining brighter. For many middle-school and high-school athletes across New Jersey, tryout season is over and it’s time to prepare for the regular season. The next few weeks until opening day can be the most important days of the season.… Continue reading

Ask The Ump Special Feature Locked In: The Plate Mechanic Myth By Roland Wiederaenders

Publisher’s Note: CBP reprises this article, originally appearing in the Winter 2004 edition of “Officials’ Quarterly,” for it’s common sense approach to umpiring behind home plate, particularly working at the youth league level. The skills, mechanics and philosophy the author discusses are timeless and thus relevant to game applications today. At the time of its first… Continue reading

Bunting in Dollywood, Part 2: A full nine innings of Baseball

Last weekend, I took Dorothy Juba, my 90-year old aunt to PBI (Professional Baseball Instruction) in Upper Saddle River. I had taken her to an outdoor baseball field before, but with the weather getting cold, I thought it would be smarter to take her to an indoor batting cage.

Batting Practice is a walk in the… Continue reading

Pitching Legend Satchel Paige An Interview with Biographer Larry Nye By John Wisniewski

Of all the amazing athletes and inspirational personalities who have graced professional sports, few are as compelling as Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige. The following interview, conducted for County Baseball Publications (CBP) by John Wisniewski, sheds authentic light on the life, times and legacy of a true American hero. John interviewed Larry Nye, whose research on arguably the… Continue reading

WATCH ‘I’ll Knock a Homer for You: The Timeless Story of Johnny Sylvester and Babe Ruth’ on NJTV November 4th at 10 PM

From Producer/Director/Editor Andrew Lilley The broadcast television premiere of my documentary film ‘I’ll Knock a Homer for You: The Timeless Story of Johnny Sylvester and Babe Ruth’ will air on NJTV this coming Monday November 4th at 10:00 pm. Following the 52-minute film there will be a brief interview with the Filmmaker Andrew Lilley by… Continue reading

Sean Orso: NJBM’s Video Game Umpire (Review #2)

Video games are a quintessential part of American pop culture. Millions of consumers in America, as well as across the world, own some sort of video game console in their homes. This has become a no brainer. Back in the 1970s and early 1980s, the concept of playing video games at home was exciting. Different companies,… Continue reading

Pat Donohue’s Remarkable Return to the Mound: By Ray Nesto

During his freshman year, as a starting varsity basketball player, Bordentown Regional High School’s Pat Donohue would have never imagined he would be the ace of the baseball’s teams pitching staff come his senior year. Although Pat was very talented as a little league player, he decided to stop playing after eighth grade in order to… Continue reading

Batter Up! A Perfect Fit Helps You Swing for the Fences: By Dan Shepler

The difference between grounding out and smashing a hit might very well come down to the right bat. With more options than ever, finding the right fit for your physique and hitting style can be a challenge. Here are some simple tips to help boost your stats.

Which Bat is right for you? (Courtesy of shopping.yahoo.com)… Continue reading

At bat with Matt Springfield youth scores with baseball blog (via Ron Kaplan from NJJN)

A generation ago, kids Matt Nadel’s age would be content collecting baseball cards. But in 2013 Matt is making baseball news. Making and reporting it.

At 14, Matt is the youngest “pro blogger” on MLB.com, writing not about his favorite contemporary players, or even those his dad, Steve, followed as a kid, but back to the… Continue reading

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Leaving No Doubt

New Jersey Baseball Feature Story

It has been said that perspiration is the mother of aspiration. If you accept the truth of that statement and package its meaning, you will surely turn out an athlete like Jonathan Rivera every time. Involved in sports “since the age of five,” as Jon explains, he learned early that he… Continue reading

New Game in Town

New Jersey Baseball Feature Story

Central Jersey Sports (CJS) is the real deal. Jim Bumstead and Ben Fonseca have teamed up to create what will soon become one of the premier baseball training academies in New Jersey.

Just ask the 80-plus players, parents, and coaches who attended CJS’ first ever professional hitting clinic on Sunday, January… Continue reading

Sure Bet – Kenneth Coste

Recruits and Prospects

As most baseball fans know, the travel team industry continues to grow unfettered by dire economic times. This phenomenon has produced countless opportunities for young players with big ambitions. Nine year-old Kenneth Coste, a Mercer County product who began playing organized baseball at the age of five, reflects this trend.

A Mercer County… Continue reading

New Jersey Baseball & New Jersey Baseball Online are your original source for stories about the human interest side of baseball. Coverage ranges from travel team baseball and showcase tournaments to girls’ softball and women’s fast pitch to recruits and prospects; health & nutrition; sportsmanship; the best batting cages & baseball training academies, women in baseball, youth baseball baseball history, sports officiating and umpiring, field maintenance, mens' amateur baseball, and many others. NJB is also your first and best source for baseball rules and interpretations through our unique Ask The Ump feature.

 

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