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Frequent Question What is the purpose of the thumb ring in baseball?

It’s purpose is to fill the gap between the oval shape of a cupped hand and the perfect cylinder of most wood bats. Hitters, and the company, claim it helps dampen sting on poorly hit balls and increase the girth of the bottom hand grip for a better overall feel.

What does the ProHitter do?

Improve your swing and gain power with the ProHitter® Batting Aid. Trusted and used by the Pros, this batting aid creates the correct grip technique to increase bat speed, power, and control. The ProHitter® Grip Aid also prevents bone bruises and stinging when you are jammed with an inside pitch.

What is a thumb guard?

A thumb guard is a plastic device worn over a child’s thumb. It is used to help a child break the habit of thumb sucking. Similar devices called finger guards can be used to help a child stop sucking their fingers.

What MLB players use Prohitter?

Vernon Wells, Marco Scutaro, and Rod Barajas were among the users for the Jays. Yankees Mark Teixeira and Eric Hinske were also using it. Hinske even homered a Ricky Romero pitch off the foul pole while wearing a PROHITTER. Notable non-users on the Jays were Scott Rolen, Aaron Hill, Alex Rios, and Kevin Millar.

Does the PROHITTER work?

The Prohitter Batters Training Aid is helpful for hitters of all ages. Estimates show that over half of professional hitters use the thumb guard in some capacity which reflects the value it can bring to batting performances.

How do you use a PROHITTER?

Pro Hitter Batting Aids

Who invented the PROHITTER?

Phil LoMedico, Inventor Of Prohitter Batting Tool, Sees Massive Adoption In MLB. Gotham Baseball caught up with Phil LoMedico, founder of PROHITTER, grip-technique-facilitator and bat-sting eliminator used by many Major Leaguers.

What are thumb devices?

A thumb sucking appliance is a dental device used to break a persistent thumb sucking habit in a child or adult. The appliance prevents placement of the thumb into the mouth in a comfortable and soothing position. Your dental professional prescribes a thumb sucking appliance .

How do you make a homemade thumb guard?

Making a thumb guard for woodcarving

Is a dummy better than a thumb?

Thumb Sucking

Some dental experts say that thumbs and fingers are a far worse problem with teeth than dummies. As we have said unlike a dummy, the thumb cannot be taken away and is always available. They say that thumb sucking often carries on into older childhood.

Why do MLB players use ProHitter?

It helps the batter hold the bat in his fingertips rather than “choking” the bat closer to the palm, increasing bat speed. Its also said to decrease vibration on mishits. Get the ProHitter at […]

How do you wear a thumb Pro?

Which is better?!? ProHitter vs Thumb-pro Hitting Aids Review and …

How do you wear a pro hitter in baseball?

The Cure to Hitting? Pro Hitter Batting Aid Performance Review

How do you use a baseball Gator Grip?

Simply slide the thumb on your top hand when hitting (right for righties, left for lefties) through the opening with the rounded side against the natural curve of your hand. Doing this will help move the bat handle towards fingertips to help align your “door knocking” knuckles.