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Finesse Pitchers: A Dying Breed in Pro Baseball

Crafty, precise, meticulous and witty. These words are what come to mind when I think of a finesse pitcher in baseball. They may not possess overpowering fastballs, but they sure know how to dissect a lineup. Sadly, finesse pitchers are becoming a dying breed in today’s game. In this article, I will share my thoughts on… Continue reading

Baseball Talk with Peter Wagoner

Peter Wagoner is currently the general manager of Palm Springs Power Baseball. A fan of every team with the name, “Cleveland” in it, Wagoner grew up as a Cleveland Indians fan. I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Wagoner and he rewarded me with valuable information and advice. Please sit back, relax and check out my… Continue reading

Baseball Every Day

Anyone familiar with Hudson County knows that Saint Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, New Jersey occupies top billing as a college preparatory high school, with its students at the highest levels of academic achievement. Anyone who knows Hudson County sports also knows that the Prep turns out some of the premier athletes in north Jersey and… Continue reading

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

Baseball’s Unwritten Rules

Baseball is America’s pastime. In its coveted history, most of the general rules have made this game a sport that is based on intellectual stability. There have always been boundaries for players to respect and follow so therefore, there are certain actions that cross the line. These actions aren’t written down in the rulebook so they… Continue reading

The Game Within the Game

One pitch, one error, one run, one play. These aspects can be difference between winning and losing. For this reason, it is important as a ballplayer to analyze any element that can potentially change the outcome of a ballgame. The players with the most “savviness” are commonly the ones that are the most successful. I’m sure… Continue reading

Derek Jeter begins his Historic Run: April 2nd 1996

Derek Jeter is the greatest shortstop in modern baseball history. In this, his final season, New Jersey Baseball Magazine takes a look back at one of the top moments in the career of Derek Jeter.

Derek Jeter (Courtesy of simple.wikipedia.org)

Today we look back at April 2, 1996, when Jeter makes his first big impression in… 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

Tommy John speaks on Godfather of Tommy John surgery: Dr. Frank Jobe dies at 88 (EXCLUSIVE)

Dr. Frank Jobe, the man who performed the first “Tommy John” surgery, passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 88.

“He was operated on in January for ruptured diverticulitis,” said Tommy John, who did a phone interview with Sports World News on Thursday evening. “I went to see him about two weeks ago and… Continue reading

Perfect Timing

Roger Mischel, Queensborough Community College (QCC) Head Baseball Coach, could not have timed it any better. Over his 7 years as a Division 3 Junior College coach at QCC, plus 5 years in summer ball, he has wanted to stage his own travel baseball tournament and give kids the opportunity to play at a well-organized, competitive… Continue reading

Premiering the Future

The fast-growing youth travel team industry has given rise to a parallel, equally massive athletic instruction and training industry, which has threatened the quality of baseball training, the integrity of the game, and the fabric of youth development. Matthew T. Barrett, Founder and CEO of PremierSports, a unique athletic training service that connects premier private coaches… Continue reading

Striking out Injuries: The 2014 PBI Pitcher’s Symposium

Injuries have forever been a part of Baseball. Like it or not, players (primarily pitchers) are susceptible to injuries if they do not learn how to take care of themselves.

This is where Professional Baseball Instruction steps up to the plate.

Steve Hayward talking pitching (Courtesy of PBI)

On Wednesday, Profession Baseball Instruction, or PBI as… Continue reading

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