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Are YOU willing to outwork the status quo?

Couldn't wait to share this one with all of you!!

With a blazing fastball that approached 100 mph and a work ethic like none other, Nolan Ryan dominated hitters for an unparalleled 27 seasons on his way to 5,714 strikeouts, an all-time record. During four decades of prominence, he totaled 324 victories and a host of Major League records. Most notable of his milestones are a mystifying seven no-hitters and 12 one-hitters. The eight-time All-Star fanned a single-season record 383 batters in 1973 and his career strikeouts encompassed 1,176 different players.

When someone with that kind of track record speaks, I know I'm inclined to pay attention. Here's what the Hall of Fame pitcher had to say: 

"Our expectations of [pitchers] have been lowered. There's no reason why kids today can't pitch as many innings as people did in my era." 

"Today a quality start is 6 innings. What's
quality about that?"

Ryan raises a good point and I think it's this:

When you accept the status quo, you sell yourself
short. 

When you train smarter, work harder, practice
longer, condition better - barriers fall, velocity
goes up and the fun factor increases 100%.

Work on it!



    REFERENCES


  • Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
  • The Complete Pitcher's Newsletter - Steve Ellis


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