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KirkLazarus
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
Many choices, Griffey Jr. swings as if someone is technically describing the process of a correct swing. Which is beautiful in Itself.

I do love Bonds swing though, so violent.


Drewbie
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
Griffey Jr. obviously wins the beauty contest. As for more recent players, Kris Bryant has a gorgeous swing for a right-hander.

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Dick Leverage
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
Forgot about Thome. That video was a good reminder.
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reauxl tigers
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
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I'm biased, but Kris Bryant's is one of the better swings in today's game. 
people that doubted this dont know what a good baseball swing looks like. I have nothing against Jr. but the fact he has a smooth 1 hand follow through is fooling so many of you.
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Boudreaux35
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
Don't need a thread for this. You got the correct answer in your post.


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MidnightVibe
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
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I have nothing against Jr. but the fact he has a smooth 1 hand follow through is fooling so many of you


My thoughts exactly. Bonds has a better technical swing. More compact, flatter plane.

I would tech a kid the Bonds swing over the Griffey swing.


MidnightVibe
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
Nifty little gif:



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MightyYat
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
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people that doubted this dont know what a good baseball swing looks like. I have nothing against Jr. but the fact he has a smooth 1 hand follow through is fooling so many of you.


Uhhhhh, no. His follow through has nothing to do with his swing. From start to finish there is almost zero wasted motion and everything is moving in unison. His hands get through the zone at the exact right time for the torque of his upper body to come through for maximum power. It's about a technically perfect as you can get.






RD Dawg
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
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Really? Fantastic contact hitter, but that swing aint pretty, baw


Same with Boggs IMO.

Contact hitters almost always have different swings.

They rarely guess what the pitcher is going to throw and sometimes decide to swing when the ball is much close to em.Kind of like see the ball/hit the ball

Boggs and Gwynn could both hit mistakes but they could also hit the best pitch a guy threw at them.


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MidnightVibe
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
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It's about a technically perfect as you can get.



A technically perfect swing is flatter. His is an uppercut.




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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
Griffey jr


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lsu480
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
That Boggs gif is a thing of beauty, its so perfect!


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RD Dawg
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
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His is an uppercut.



All great left handed hitters have an uppercut.

Ruth,Williams,Bond and Griffey all shared the trait

Chipper Jones had a completely different swing as a lefty

Boggs and Gwynn had different swings because they were contact hitter


WicKed WayZ
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
I hate Barry Bonds but that juicing bastard had a great swing


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MightyYat
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
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A technically perfect swing is flatter. His is an uppercut.


The first gif is from the HR derby so every swing was an uppercut. The 2nd one was from a no doubter. It was to show his swing mechanics.


Here a still shot. Everything is where you want it to be at the exact right second.



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KirkLazarus
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
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Uhhhhh, no. His follow through has nothing to do with his swing. From start to finish there is almost zero wasted motion and everything is moving in unison. His hands get through the zone at the exact right time for the torque of his upper body to come through for maximum power. It's about a technically perfect as you can get.


Cubs fan, pay no regard to his comments.


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Lester Earl
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
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All great left handed hitters have an uppercut.



All great power hitters have a slight uppercut

Dude talking about a flat swing is perfect lol. I’d say that is outdated(and it is), but Ted Williams has taught since the 60’s that you want a slight uppercut. It’s just now truly catching on as a teaching point to young hitters,


TigerNutts
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
Severely underrated



lsupride87
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
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Severely underrated
From an aesthetics standpoint, I dont like Arods swing. It has good technical aspects, it just lacks the beauty of the others in this thread


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ShaneTheLegLechler
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re: Prettiest swing in baseball--past or present
I always loved Tino’s HR stroke as a kid


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