A FUNDAMENTAL STUDY ON BASEBALL BATTING MOVEMENT FOCUS ON SLAPPING

  • Kazuki Yamada
  • Takumi Fujinaga
  • Keigo Nishita
  • Masahiko Seki
  • Hiroh Yamamoto
Keywords: hit a ball, low posture, batted-ball direction

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to generate baseball batting style to hit more certainly and to investigate effectiveness it. The idea for new batting referred to bunt and slap hitting used by softball. This new batting style was named A Kourituteki Batting (AKB). 4 male university students participate in this experiment. Subject tried to swing 30 fast balls thrown from pitching machine. 30 trials were divided into 3 groups (right-handed, left-handed, AKB). The result of AKB is higher than left-handed groups. And, the height of loin for AKB is higher than the other groups. This result shows that it may be possible for a using AKB hit a ball more in batter box him always in. This experiment will be useful for considering more developed batting technique in baseball after this.
Published
2013-09-01
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities