The Science of Hitting

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The Science of Hitting
AuthorTed Williams with John Underwood
CountryUnited States
GenresSport, autobiography
PublisherSimon & Schuster
Publication date
April 29, 1986 (1986-04-29)
Media typePrint (Hardcover)

The Science of Hitting is a book written by Major League Baseball player Ted Williams in 1970 and revised in 1986. The book provides advice on hitting in baseball, with detailed illustrations, and anecdotes from Williams' career.


The book includes sections on:

  • How to Think Like a Pitcher and Guess the Pitch
  • The Three Cardinal Rules for Developing a Smooth Line-Driving Swing
  • The Secrets of Hip and Wrist Action
  • Pitch Selection
  • Bunting
  • Hitting the Opposite Way