The Rules & Basics of Baseball : How to Bunt in Baseball


Let’s take a look at how to properly perform
a bunt. This is something you may be asked to do as a hitter if you need to advance your
runner from first to second base or second to third. Take your normal batting stance
holding the bat with your pinky on the knob wrapping and holding it loosely in your fingers.
When the pitcher goes into his windup put your thumb behind the barrel of the bat, you
don’t want to get it on the bat so you get hurt, hold it very, very loosely out in front
of you. When the ball comes to you receive it with negative force, bring it back so you
barely make contact putting the ball into the field of play. You can turn the direction
if you want to put it down the first base line, if you want to put it off the center,
if you want to put it down the third base line. Again, you’re in the position, turn
to face, holding it with your fingers behind the barrel of the bat, with a little bit of
negative force. That’s a bunt.

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