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Jim Bain

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Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Jim Bain, is a well known baseball coach and adviser to numerous Youth Baseball Associations in the Midwestern United States. His no-nonsense approach to teaching the game of baseball has resulted in a stellar .750% winning average, against some of the best travel teams in the country.

Being a former Minor league player for the Pittsburgh Pirate Organization, he brings a treasure trove of experience and information accumulated by playing under the tutorage of numerous Semi-Pro Managers and coaches.

Retiring from coaching, he has set a goal of providing a baseball teaching website, which delves into the "Tricks of the Trade" to help coaches, players and parents excel at the game of baseball.

He invites you to visit his site.

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Recently the news media seems to be filled with one tragic story after another of youngsters dying from sports and/or other physically demanding activities. What in the world is going on with our

Recreation & Sports> Baseball l 2 years ago

On April 21, 2012, Phil Humber, pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, achieved " perfection " pitching against the Seattle Mariners in their home park, which only makes the feat that much more

Recreation & Sports> Baseball l 2 years ago

The 2011 magical run to the World Series Championship by the St. Louis Baseball Cardinals, orchestrated by future Hall of Fame baseball manager, Tony La Russa, could hardly be classified as boring.

Recreation & Sports> Baseball l 2 years ago

If asked to visualize an action you'd most closely associate with playing the baseball infield, most people would think of fielding ground balls, just as catching fly balls is associated with an

Recreation & Sports> Baseball l 2 years ago

Anyone involved in the world of baseball has heard the phrase "5 tool player", based on the 5 most recognized skills which an all-around good player should possess. Obviously, physical skills are

Recreation & Sports> Baseball l 2 years ago

Ever wonder how some players seem to effortlessly crank softballs 275' and more while you're struggling to put one over a drawn in outfield, and your team's best power hitter is overshadowed by your

Recreation & Sports> Softball l 3 years ago

There comes a time in every athletes' life, they must admit the reflexes aren't what they used to be, the energy level is reduced and the muscles are sore after a workout, which at one time was more

Recreation & Sports> Softball l 3 years ago

Although the ball is larger and the bases are closer together, arm strength in playing softball is no less important than in playing baseball. Ironically, because everything involved with a softball

Recreation & Sports> Softball l 3 years ago

Learning to run the bases in softball is every bit as important as in baseball, but because lead offs are not allowed, base running strategy is much different. At 60' base paths vs. 90' in baseball,

Recreation & Sports> Softball l 3 years ago

Physical strength, like it or not, is the initial step in increasing our bat speed through the hitting zone. The Core of the body, the legs, hips, fingers and arms are the muscles of the body

Recreation & Sports> Softball l 3 years ago

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