The Kinetic Mick

There may have been only one Mickey Mantle, but he was two very different hitters, right-handed and left-handed. In an effort to illustrate the differences–to show how he generated his power, as well as to highlight the strengths that  distinguished him and some of the tendencies that contributed to his physical  deterioration–I asked hitting coach Preston Peavy to produce a set of mini-films called kinematics for Mantle the way he does for students at Peavy Baseball in America.  You’ll see some of those kinematics here, and you can view more at

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