I am an amateur historian who loves reading about the revolutionary war. I also love reading about sports history. I remember when I first heard that Hoboken, New Jersey claimed to have hosted the first ever baseball game. I referred to this historical fact in another article: Who Really Invented Baseball? I had read that…

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 I love and appreciate great coaches in all sports and at all levels. I love to make notes of coaches who think outside the box and take chances. I remember years ago the baseball manager, Billy Martin, put a game under protest because the pitcher took one extra pitch to warm-up between innings. He was…

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  In 2016, a New York Yankee rookie catcher, Gary Sanchez went wild in the short time he was brought up to the big leagues. He was hitting home runs at an incredible pace. In only fifty-three games he hit twenty home runs, which are Ruthian numbers over the course of a full season.   …

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  Here is a story I witnessed years ago that I’ve told a lot. I am a huge NFL fan. I have followed the New York Jets forever, but love the NFL in general, and used to visit numerous team summer practices. Unlike today, these practices were grueling two a days that had a combination…

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  I look at rundowns in youth baseball differently from most other youth coaches. Too many times I have seen in games that I’m involved in, or when opposing coaches or games I m observing, instruct their team on a rundown that if they cannot get the out right away, then run the baserunner back…

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                   Why Can’t My Child Throw Correctly?   In youth baseball and softball, too many times we see kids get to 9 or 10 years old and cannot for whatever reason throw correctly. As coaches and parents we are overly concerned that our kids are put in…

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 In my 21 years of coaching youth baseball, I’ve been called a good coach, a great coach, an overrated coach, and a horrible coach. I guess it depends on which game or games people have seen me coach to determine my superlative. I like to think that my best coaching moves come from my gut…

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  One of my pet peeves in life is being on time. My wife thinks I’m overly obsessed with it, and maybe I am. I just want to be on time whenever I have an appointment. This no doubt comes from my mother’s side of the family, who were never late for anything. I remember…

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 I have some great news for all youth baseball coaches who feel they have a weak team and still want to be competitive. Here it is. Baserunning. Hardly anyone practices this underrated skill. I started paying more attention to it after my first few years of coaching when a rival coach in the minors (9-10…

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