Swing and a hit Nine innings of what baseball taught me

Paul O'Neill, 1963-

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The five-time World Series champion and five-time All-Star elaborates on his most important hitting principles, lessons, and memories, providing constant insights into the beauty and frustration of playing baseball.

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Subjects
Genres
Autobiographies
Published
New York : Twelve 2022.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
vii, 257 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781538709610
1538709619
Main Author
Paul O'Neill, 1963- (author)
Other Authors
Jack Curry (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The five-time World Series champion and five-time All-Star elaborates on his most important hitting principles, lessons and memories, providing constant insights into the beauty and frustration of playing baseball. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The five-time World Series champion and five-time All-Star elaborates on his most important hitting principles, lessons, and memories, providing constant insights into the beauty and frustration of playing baseball.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!The fun and fiery memoir of All Star Yankee and five-time World Champion, Paul O’Neill. In SWING AND A HIT, O’Neill elaborates on his most important hitting principles, lessons, and memories—exploring those elements across ten chapters (to align with the nine innings of a baseball game and one extra inning). Here, O’Neill, with his intense temperament, describes what he did as a hitter, how he adjusted to pitchers, how he boosted his confidence, how he battled with umpires (and water coolers), and what advice he would give to current hitters.   O’Neill has always been a tough out at the plate. Recalling how he started to swing at bat as a two-year-old and kept swinging it professionally until he was thirty-eight, O’Neill provides constant insights into the beauty and frustration of playing baseball. The legendary Ted Williams said using a round bat to hit a round ball is the most difficult thing to do in sports. Naturally, O’Neill, who once received a surprise call from Williams that was filled with hitting advice, agrees.   SWING AND A HIT features O’Neill’s most thoughtful revelations and offers clubhouse stories from some of the biggest names in Major League Baseball—hitters, managers, and teammates like Joe Torre, Derek Jeter, Don Mattingly, Pete Rose, and Bernie Williams.   Remember, O’Neill, ever the perfectionist, was the type of hitter who believed that pitchers didn’t ever get him out. For that incredible reason and so many others, SWING AND A HIT is essential reading for any baseball fan.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The fun and fiery memoir of All Star Yankee and five-time World Champion, Paul O’Neill.In SWING AND A HIT, O’Neill elaborates on his most important hitting principles, lessons, and memories—exploring those elements across ten chapters (to align with the nine innings of a baseball game and one extra inning). Here, O’Neill, with his intense temperament, describes what he did as a hitter, how he adjusted to pitchers, how he boosted his confidence, how he battled with umpires (and water coolers), and what advice he would give to current hitters. O’Neill has always been a tough out at the plate. Recalling how he started to swing at bat as a two-year-old and kept swinging it professionally until he was thirty-eight, O’Neill provides constant insights into the beauty and frustration of playing baseball. The legendary Ted Williams said using a round bat to hit a round ball is the most difficult thing to do in sports. Naturally, O’Neill, who once received a surprise call from Williams that was filled with hitting advice, agrees. SWING AND A HIT features O’Neill’s most thoughtful revelations and offers clubhouse stories from some of the biggest names in Major League Baseball—hitters, managers, and teammates like Joe Torre, Derek Jeter, Don Mattingly, Pete Rose, and Bernie Williams. Remember, O’Neill, ever the perfectionist, was the type of hitter who believed that pitchers didn’t ever get him out. For that incredible reason and so many others, SWING AND A HIT is essential reading for any baseball fan.