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Leo Mazzone was one of pro baseball's premier pitching coaches. In his years with the Atlanta Braves, he trained several Cy Young Award winners and helped lead his team to the World Series.
In Pitch like a Pro, Mazzone and coauthor Jim Rosenthal offer step-by-step instructions for players and coaches in Little League through high school. They teach all of the pitching basics and give athletes advice on how they can use the right training techniques to grow stronger and stay healthier. Contents include:
Mazzone's between-starts throwing program
How to grip different pitches
Proper mechanics and delivery technique
Pitching strategies and tactics
Field the position
Pitch like a Pro offers contributions by such well known pitchers as Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smotz, and Denny Neagle, along with black-and-white instructional photographs.
About the Author
JIM ROSENTHAL is the author or co-author of several books, including Ichiro's Art of Playing Baseball, Randy Johnson's Power Pitching, Leo Mazzone's Pitch Like a Pro, Tony Gwynn's Total Baseball Player, Nolan Ryan's Pitcher's Bible, and Kiana's Bodysculpting.
Leo Mazzone was the pitching coach for the Atlanta Braves from 1979-2005, and for the Baltimore Orioles from 2006-2007. He worked with Baseball Hall of Famers such as Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine. He is the author of Pitch Like a Pro: A guide for Young Pitchers and their Coaches, Little League through High School.