Lessons from a Life in Baseball by the Yankees Hitting Coach
Publication Date: March 2012
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From Yankees hitting coach Kevin Longthe man who coaches all-stars like Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Robinson Canocomes the inspiring story of one mans road to the big leagues, full of practical advice, behind-the-scenes baseball action, and an enduring, inspiring love for Americas national pastime.
In Cage Rat, Longwith help from his spirited wife, Marceytakes readers on an unforgettable journey from his early days in the minor leagues, to his major-league dreams of playing with the Kansas City Royals, to his dramatic decision to turn to coaching, to the fateful call from the Yankees. Along with its compelling narrative, Cage Rat is also an indispensable guide to hitting. From bat angle to grip, from plate coverage to athletic stance and hitting drills, Long takes us into the Yankees batting cage, showing us how major-league players hone their hitting skills.
Chock-full of inspirational stories, practical advice, behind-the-scenes action, and instructional photographs, Cage Rat is a must-read for young athletes, aspiring players, Yankees fans, and anyone who loves baseball.