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Braves' Chris Johnson preparing like he still has to win starting job

...with Houston and Arizona in 2012, Johnson hit .281 and set career highs with 15 homers and 76 RBIs. He said Braves batting coaches Greg Walker and Scott Fletcher helped him boost his average, even if that meant a slight reduction in his power numbers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-07/braves-chris-johnson-pre
Royals' offense yet to click under new hitting coach George Brett

...Moustakas has nudged his average over.200 after hitting .187 prior to Brett's arrival, often crediting his new batting coach with the improvement.Exactly what has Moustakas been told?"Our little secret," he said.If Brett was to fail...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-06-24/royals-offense-yet-click
Ryan Braun prefers to avoid stress of Home Run Derby

...New York, best remembered for the show Josh Hamilton put on.Former home run king Mark McGwire, now the Cardinals batting coach, won the event in 1992, was an annual participant and remembers having a good time. He'd like to see the amount...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2012-07-10/ryan-braun-prefers-avoid
Overtime

...managerThe Pittsburgh Pirates will introduce Texas Rangers batting coach Clint Hurdle as their new manager at a news conference...Hurdle managed the Colorado Rockies before becoming the batting coach for the American League champions. He will replace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2010-11-14/overtime
Sports
Freeman bails out Atlanta

...longest since April 2009. Six of the defeats have been by a single run.After the game Florida announced the firing of batting coach John Mallee. He'll be replaced by Eduardo Perez, son of Hall of Famer Tony Perez.Florida batters coldn't do...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2011-06-09/freeman-bails-out-atlant
So many years, so many memories at Yankee Stadium

...was being torn down, it would be different." To some, it was the place where crazy things happened. San Diego batting coach Wally Joyner recalled nearly being hit by a knife that a fan tossed from the upper deck. Padres manager Bud Black...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/09/22/bas_476677.shtml
Baseball
Wizards assistant Dave Hopla shoots, shoots, shoots - and teaches

...think all of the NBA's 30 teams would have a shooting coach. After all, every Major League Baseball team has a batting coach and pitching coach. But fewer than half of the NBA's clubs have someone who coaches shooting full-time. Note...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/01/13/nba_180238.shtml
NBA
Line drive kills minor league coach

...head by a line drive as he stood in the first-base coach's box during a game in North Little Rock, Ark. Tulsa batting coach Mike Coolbaugh was knocked unconscious by Tino Sanchez's line drive during the ninth inning of Sunday night's game...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/24/bas_136947.shtml
Baseball
Baseball today

...22 games in the Yankees' 8-4 win over Tampa Bay on Wednesday night. It is the longest by a Yankee since current batting coach Don Mattingly had a 24-game run in 1986. INJURED San Francisco closer Armando Benitez is done for the season with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/15/bas_96791.shtml
Baseball
Overtime

...right-hand man. Other candidates included Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt, former Detroit manager Alan Trammell and Atlanta batting coach Terry Pendleton. - In Jackson, Miss., former Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd surrendered to federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/15/oth_23008.shtml
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