Six of Our Favorite Baseball Books for Players

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There are many great books that can be helpful for baseball players, regardless of their level of experience. Here are some of the best baseball books for players. We'll start with the Science of Hitting by Ted Williams since he was the pioneer to use an Axe in training. 

1. The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams - This classic book by one of the greatest hitters in baseball history provides insights into the mechanics of hitting and offers practical advice for improving your swing.

2. The Mental Game of Baseball - A Guide to Peak Performance by H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl - This book focuses on the mental aspect of baseball and provides practical advice on how to stay focused, deal with pressure, and perform at your best.

3. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach - This novel explores the inner lives of a college baseball team and the challenges they face on and off the field.

4. The Complete Guide to Pitching by Derek Johnson - This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about pitching, from mechanics to strategy.

5. Heads-Up Baseball: Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time by Tom Hanson and Ken Ravizza - This book provides practical advice on how to stay focused, relaxed, and confident on the field.

6. The Mental ABCs of Pitching: A Handbook for Performance Enhancement by H.A. Dorfman - This book provides a systematic approach to developing mental toughness and improving performance on the mound.

These books offer valuable insights and practical advice for players looking to improve their skills, both on and off the field. 

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