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Photo: Seibu / Ryota Kawano with a joyful expression after finishing the “demon batting practice” [Image: Parsol Pacific League TV]

Pay attention to the "Hell batting practice" cleared by Seibu, 19 years old, "Cute behind the scenes"

 
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"Pacific League TV shine practice is simply amazing" "Behind the scenes are cute ww" "After all, switch hitters have a dream!
 

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Switch hitter

baseballInSwitch hitter (switch hitter) Is at bats on both the left and rightbattingRefers to the player who does[1].

boxingWith a right stanceLeft stanceA player who can fight freely with both (for example)Marvin Hagler,Naseem HamedEtc.) are also sometimes called switch hitters.

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In baseballpitcherIt is easier to see the release point of the pitcher when standing at the bat on the opposite side of the dominant arm. It is advantageous for reasons such as "it is hard to feel fear because it does not come."

For this reason, switch hitters generally stand in the left at bat when the opponent is a right pitcher, and in the right at bat when the opponent is a left pitcher.

This has been known since the dawn of baseball andAmericaThen, even if you try to hit at both at bats19st centuryIt has been done since that time.The first switch hitters played for the New York Mutuals and others from 1871 to 1874.Bob FergusonGo back to.When the opponent is a right pitcher, the left batter is the center, and when the opponent is the left pitcher, the right batter is the center.Platone systemSince the number of teams that actively adopt the game has increased, switch hitters have come to be heavily used to effectively utilize the limited number of players on the bench, and the number of players who are turning to increase participation opportunities is gradually increasing. It was.In addition, switch hitter smashers in the 50's and 60'sMickey mantleHowever, due to the influence of the Yankees as a star player, some players have turned to switch hitters even if they are power hitters. The number of switch hitters, which has gradually increased since the 1940s, reached nearly 1990% of all major league players in the early 20s, but has been declining since then.[2] .

JapanIt was the former giant who made the switch hitter widely known.Shibata IsaoIt is said that.Director Kawakami, a giant at the time, who fell in love with Shibata's running ability, striking power, and baseball sense,Dodgers tacticsAiming for baseball that emphasizes mobility and tricks that are said to be, the Dodgers switch hitterMorley virusIt is said that he was converted to a switch hitter because he thought he was a suitable man for a nuclear warhead like this.[3]..Partly because of that, the number of switch hitters has gradually increased since the 70s, but in Japan, right-handed players who have fast legs and no long hitting power are considered to be advantageous for starting base because they are close to first base. There are many cases where the player turns to a switch hitter to hit the ball, and there are not many cases where the power hitter challenges the switch hitter.In Japan, as in the United States, the number of switch hitters that increased from the 80s to the first half of the 90s is on a downward trend, and as of August 2018, only 8 of the active players, including training slots, are 21.[4].

According to the rules, it is possible to change the left and right in the middle of one at bat (for example, after first standing in the right at bat, the opponent pitcher throws one ball, and then changes to the left at bat).In Nippon Professional BaseballKakimoto Minoru(Chunichi)But1963May 8Pair ofHanshinFirst at bat of the battle (pitcherMurayama Minoru), The turn at bat was changed for each ball, and the sixth ball was struck out.However, Kakimoto is usually a right-handed player, not a switch hitter.

As in Kakimoto's example, there is no problem in terms of rules to stand in the turn at bat opposite to the registered turn at bat.In the past, when standing in a different turn at bat due to the balance with the opponent pitcher (in the Lotte era)Leron LeeIf you switch to a switch hitter during the season (2008 giant, etc.)Naohiro SuzukiEtc.) and so on.

Since the switch hitter hits both left and right, it is said that the body distortion caused by the bat swing is less likely to worsen and sports injuries are less likely to occur.Therefore, recently, it has become common practice to practice at bats opposite to the original at bats.

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Japanese professional baseball

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Former switch hitter active player

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Switch hitter season record (Nippon Professional Baseball)

  • Switch hitter's highest batting average of the season (.346)
  • Switch hitter season's most home runs (44 home runs)
  • Switch hitter season's most RBIs (108 RBIs)
    • Fernando Seguignol (Nippon-Ham Fighters) (2004)
  • Switch hitters have the most hits of the season (206 hits)
    • Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Lotte) (2010)

Switch hitter title winner (Nippon Professional Baseball)

  • Leading batter
    • Kozo Shoda (Hiroshima) (1987/1988)
    • Norifumi Nishimura (Lotte) (1990)
    • Tatsuhiko Kinjo (Yokohama) (2000)
    • Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Lotte) (2010)
  • Home run
    • Orestes Destrade (Seibu) (1990-1992)
    • Dwayne Hosey (Yakult) (1997)
    • Fernando Seguignol (Nippon-Ham Fighters) (2004)
  • RBI
    • Orestes Destrade (Seibu) (1990, 1991)
  • Most hits
    • Steve Ontiveros (Seibu) (1983)
    • Kazuo Matsui (Seibu) (1999, 2002)
    • Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Lotte) (2010)
  • Highest base rate
    • Steve Ontiveros (Seibu) (1983, 1984)
    • Hiromi Matsunaga (Oryx) (1989)
    • Kazuyuki Shirai (Nippon Ham) (1991)

Korean professional baseball

Active player (Korean professional baseball)

Retired player (Korean professional baseball)

Switch hitter title winner (Korean professional baseball)

Cuban National League

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