When I was in the big leagues…it was a given that I always wanted to hit a low line drive. If I didn’t hit the bottom half of the ball…meaning if I hit a ground ball like they told hitters for decades, I knew the ground ball would be an easy out for me.
I used to laugh in defiance and say… “all I try to do is hit the ball in the air…a low line drive is actually a pretty high trajectory and you have to hit beneath the center line of the ball. You have to get under that center line pretty well to achieve the low line drive angle we’re all looking for, otherwise, it’s a 10 hopper to the 2nd Basemen ”
Here is an article from the Washington Post…
June 1, 2017