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Hunter Pence, Giants Outfielder

Photograph By Dustin Snipes for ESPN The Magazine

Power Swing

"I've had a lot of good instructors along the way, but ultimately my dad taught me how to swing the bat. He didn't know anything about baseball, so all I was told was 'See the ball and hit the ball.' My stance and mechanics come from what I did to do that. I just swing really hard. "It's impossible to perfect hitting. Everyone, except maybe Barry Bonds or Ted Williams, is constantly trying to get better. I feel like I change my swing every day. But when I swing, I'm not trying to think about anything. A full mind means a heavy bat. see the ball and hit the ball." as told to Amy Brachmann