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New York Yankees: Derek Jeter’s New Swing—The Early Returns

Long always thought Derek Jeter’s swing was flawed.

But it seemed to work.

For Jeter, his approach was to let the ball get deep into the zone before his quick bat would drive the ball—usually the other way—for base hit after base hit. He had a timing mechanics that let his left leg lift up and then move it forward as he drove the ball—usually to right field.

With Jeter’s bat slowing just a touch, instead of driving the ball, Jeter ended up hitting easy ground balls. Long feels that Jeter’s timing mechanism—picking up his left foot as he steps forward—is too time-consuming and no longer works.

Long wants Jeter to leave the foot on the ground, simplifying the mechanics and giving ...

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