Base Running and Base Stealing
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Basic to Advanced mechanics for running bases and stealing. Base running tips from pro players.
On this page, you’ll find baseball instruction – technique and tips – for improving your baserunning skills. Also, pro tips for stealing bases.
Click on the red links to get the step-by-step breakdown for each skill, as well as some advanced tips to help you take your game to the next level.
Juan Pierre is leading all of MLB’s active players in stolen bases at 560, and is number 21 on the all time stolen bases list. In this post is 3 tips from Juan on how to steal bases. Even if you are not the fastest guy on your team, these 3 points will really help your offensive game.
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Running and stealing bases are critical offensive skills that can make a big difference in winning games. Running hard and smart can turn back to back singles into a scoring opportunity. A savvy runner often means the difference between single RBI home run and a 2 RBI home run because he doesn’t get picked off or thrown out unnecessarily. Violating common rules of thumb will embarrass you and cost your team runs. It’s important to know how to run bases, take leads, steal, read the pitcher, read batted balls, etc. so you will give yourself and your team the best shot at success.
I hope you have found these articles helpful. If you have a question or topic suggestion, I invite you to leave your feedback in the comment section below. Play hard! – Doug