Little Things Win Big Games: Baseball Fundamentals and Fine Points

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The authors of Little Things Win Big Games were tutored by some of the best baseball minds in the country, and were taught from a very young age. They have played the sport (or a derivative--softball) for over 60 years, from early grade school to present day. That's over 120 years of combined experience. They were exposed to the "right way" to play the game and learned very well. Luckily, they are also proficient in sharing their knowledge of the game of baseball so splendidly in this book. Little Things Wins Big Games is copiously illustrated to demonstrate exactly what the narrative is explaining. A professional photographer took 2000+ pictures, of which the authors used only the very best. In addition, five other baseball experts (mostly coaches) reviewed a draft manuscript for content to spot any errors or omissions. The result is a volume that covers basic fundamentals of baseball, from hitting to defense, including physical and mental preparation. Every conceivable situation is covered comprehensively, including a position-by-position description for each player. You will know exactly what to do or to look for when there are runners on base, the score is close, whether you are at bat or playing defense. Advance readers of this book declare it, "an easy read that is simple to understand." Those comments came from folks who know little about baseball. Of the several coaches involved in the review process, one of these experts said, "This book should become the Holy Grail for teaching young men now to play the game of baseball the right way. I wish it had been available when I was growing up. I would have read it over and over, as I did the few books that I could find on baseball fundamentals." If you are looking to improve your game, or to teach the young boys the game of baseball the right way, or simply to enhance your knowledge of baseball to get more out of watching, then Little Things Win Big Games will be a big help. If you have children or grand children or neighbor kids who are playing baseball but aren't getting the type of coaching one might hope for, Little Things Win big Games will be the foundation that will set your youngsters apart from their peers. It will be readily apparent to baseball people that these youngsters are players with a good understanding of the game. Through Little Things Win Big Games the serious reader will be able to gain a competitive edge for himself and his team. In short, it captures the many little things that the authors have learned in over 60 years of playing the game, things that aren't being taught to kids today, even at higher levels of play. The authors wrote Little Things Win Big Games because they didn't want key fundamentals of baseball to fade away with passing generations. The teams that win are the teams that do the "little things" better then their competitors. That is true in baseball, basketball, or football and also in the game of life!

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Larry Gabe (GAH-bee) was born and raised in rural Iowa in the small farming community of Powersville where he attended a one-room elementary school. He attended high school in nearby Greene, 225 students in four grades. He played baseball and fastpitch softball in the summers. As a yougster 10-12 years old, he frequently rode his bike nine miles on gravel roads to get to summer baseball practice. During his high school years he played football, lettered three years; basketball, lettered three years; and baseball, lettered four years. He also competed in track, lettering two years. As a senior he was named All Conference in three sports. During summers while in high school and college, Gabe played semi-pro baseball with the Allison Cats winning the 1963 Iowa State Championship. He attended Luther College for one year lettering in baseball and basketball, and was a starting outfielder on the baseball team. Gabe then transferred to State College of Iowa, (now the University of Northern Iowa, UNI) where he again played baseball, ending with a career batting average of .312 and was selected as an all North Central Conference first baseman his senior year. Following high school Gabe had tryouts with the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox. He had been followed in college by scouts for the Phillies and Baltimore Orioles. However, he made a decision to pursue a more certain career in the pharmaceutical industry. Gabe worked for a division of Johnson and Johnson, Fisher Stevens, IMS America, Dun and Bradstreet, and finally the Hay Group. During his spare time Gabe played on several world-class fastpitch softball teams, The Valpo Kings ( Valparaiso, Indiana), Cobra Industries (Mishawauka, Indiana), and Cataldi's (Hammond, Indiana). Over the course of six-seven years he played a average of 75-80 games per season against such teams as the World Champion Aurora Seal Masters, The King and His Court, and the Queen and Her Maids. Of the six contests with Eddie Feigner (The King), Gabe's teams won five. Along with the outfield Gabe played some third base but considers his strongest defensive position to be first base. Gabe learned the footwork and other nuances of playing first from a Phillies coach who in turn learned directly from Gil Hodges while playing with him on the Brooklyn Dodgers. Gabe and his wife Jane are retired and live in Salem, SC, near Clemson University, where they have become avid Tiger fans. They lead an active life at Keowee Key.

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