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Simply stated, Derek Jeter can hit

Nearing knock No. 3,000, The Captain's genius lies in his uncomplicated approach

Updated: June 15, 2011, 8:16 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Ted Williams wrote a book on hitting that hitters consult to this day. Tony Gwynn was a disciple of Williams who frequently met with the Red Sox legend to pick his brain on the subject. Pete Rose, Wade Boggs, Don Mattingly, Alex Rodriguez -- they all treat hitting like a science project, endlessly dissecting this, probing that, pinning back layer after layer of their at-bats for closer inspection, then chewing over what they noticed in a sort of ever-changing dialogue between themselves ...

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