.311 mark in the minors. A native of Joliet, Ill., he was a 16th round draft pick of the Los
Angeles Dodgers in 1976 out of Murray State University and made his big league debut with
the Dodgers in 1980.
in Naperville, Ill. The hitting drills, mental training and coaching tips found in “The Making of a
Hitter” is culled from the 60,000 hitting lessons Perconte
estimates he gave while operating the academy.