My Document of Learning is on my Learning Centre:
Wii Sports: Baseball Training – the biggest part of my Learning Centre00Training-Batting

There are three parts in the Baseball Training:

 


01HittingHomeRuns-LogoHitting Home Runs

Ichiro may look small, but his strength shows he’s no wimp. He wanted to show off to America how good he is  by hitting a home run off of the best pitcher at the time, Hideo Nomo (June 12 1993). The Orix coaching staff did not like that. They wanted him to (1) stop hitting home runs and (2) change his unorthodox style of batting, but Ichiro refused.
In his two greatest seasons, Ichiro hit 13 home runs in 1994 and 8 in 2001.

01HittingHomeRunsIn this session, the pitcher will toss 10 balls at you and your job is to hit as many as you can, expect they will only count if the ball is a home run.

 

 

02SwingControl-LogoSwing Control

Ichiro’s accuracy in both his throwing and hitting are incredible. Ichiro’s father came up with a “Life and death” toss batting drill. His father would stand a few yards directly in front of Ichiro, who is now forced to learn to hit the ball where he wanted in order to avoid hitting his father. That wasn’t a huge problem when they started off with rubber balls, but it got serious when they switched to hard balls when Ichiro hit 5th grade.

02SwingControlLike before, you’ll be pitched 10 balls, and all you have to do is hit them – in the shaded area. The darker the color, the more points you earn.

 

 

Batting Practice03BattingPractice-Logo

Ichiro had ten consecutive 200-hit seasons (also hit an average .300+ in each season) (2001-2010)

As a child, Ichiro would practice the mechanics of pitching, fielding, and hitting every afternoon with his father. No matter how much he didn’t want to at times, his father wouldn’t let him and therefore, he improved immensely. When hand-pitching became too easy for Ichiro, they started making nightly visits to a batting center.

When he was in 3rd grade, he was hitting 60 mph pitches
When he was in 5th grade, he was hitting 75 mph pitches
When he was leaving Junior High (9th Grade), he was hitting 80 mph pitches. At that point the machines couldn’t go any faster, so they had to move the plate closer to the
machine until it they reached 6 feet.

03BattingPracticeThis time, you get 30 balls. This one has the simplest goal: hit as many as you can. But watch out, because not all them will be nice straight pitches over the plate…

 


 

Ichiro Suzuki Standard Batting Statistics

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
BA

Awards
2001 ★ 157 692 127 242 34 8 8 69 56 .350 AS,MVP-1,RoY-1,GG,SS
2002 ★ 157 647 111 208 27 8 8 51 31 .321 AS,MVP-17,GG
2003 ★ 159 679 111 212 29 8 13 62 34 .312 AS,MVP-23,GG
2004 ★ 161 704 101 262 24 5 8 60 36 .372 AS,MVP-7,GG
2005 ★ 162 679 111 206 21 12 15 68 33 .303 AS,GG
2006 ★ 161 695 110 224 20 9 9 49 45 .322 AS,MVP-15,GG
2007 ★ 161 678 111 238 22 7 6 68 37 .351 AS,MVP-8,GG,SS
2008 ★ 162 686 103 213 20 7 6 42 43 .310 AS,MVP-20,GG
2009 ★ 146 639 88 225 31 4 11 46 26 .352 AS,MVP-9,GG,SS
2010 ★ 162 680 74 214 30 3 6 43 42 .315 AS,MVP-17,GG
15 Yrs 2357 9362 1348 2935 341 91 113 738 498 .314
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/11/2015.