Dave Hudgens has been involved with the best of baseball for over 30 years. Dave was a full-scholarship player at Arizona State University, where he led the team to two consecutive College World Series. In 1977, Dave was voted All-American and All WAC, after leading the team to the College World Series championship and leading the team in Home Runs and RBI's!
Dave went on to the big leagues, where he became a Major League Player for the Cleveland Indians and the Oakland A's from 1979 to 1984. During this time, Dave became a student of the game, a "sports scientist" where he developed a masterful eye for art of hitting the baseball. After his professional career as a player ended, Dave created a name for himself, and developed a revolutionary methodology for instructing and educating players on the art and science of hitting for success. With over 20 years as a coach and hitting instructor for both the Houston Astros and the Oakland A's under his belt, Dave stands among the great minds of the game. Let Dave share his baseball knowledge with you!
In 1999, Dave was the Major League Hitting Instructor for the Oakland A's, when the A's offense broke two team records, 893 runs scored and 773 base on balls, which had stood for 30 years. Also, in the same year the Oakland A's had the following accomplishments:
· First in the American League in walks
· Second in the American League in homeruns with 235
· Fourth in the AL in on-base percentage with .355
· Eight players with 10+ homeruns
· Five players with 20+ homeruns
· Three players with 30+ homeruns
· Three players with over 100 RBI's
"My philosophy is to develop and motivate the complete, team player. A complete player is one who is fundamentally sound, motivated and disciplined in all techniques, and has a winning attitude."
– Dave Hudgens