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Fielding - Covering 1st Base on a Tweener

Publish On 2014-09-27 Category/Subcategory : Pitching / Fielding / Chuck Hernandez | Video ID:1703

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The term "Tweener" is used in the baseball world to describe the soft hit ball that goes in no mans land between the pitcher and the first basemen and it is probably one of the plays that gets messed up the most in the game. Coach Chuck Hernandez describes the proper way to field the "Tweener" in this segment, with good communication being one of the keys to its success. Make sure you are practicing this play and every time a ball is hit to the right side of the infield you as a pitcher are making the move to go over and cover first base.
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Chuck Hernandez

Chuck has served as bullpen coach for the California Angles in 1992, and as the pitching coach for the California Angles (1993-1996), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2004-2005), and the Detroit Tigers (2006-2008). In 2009 he was the Cleveland Indians bullpen coach. He is currently the Miami Marlins pitching coach. Prior to his coaching career, Chuck played in the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox organizations from 1979 to 1983.
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