Good things happen when you hit the ball hard. The contact part of the swing is where you start to see results. All of the power you have generated up to this point is now released into the baseball.
If you look at the pictures below, you will see several different hitters. They come from different backgrounds, played in different eras and are considered different types of hitters. However, at the point of contact, all are in pretty much the same position.
- Complete release of backside into the baseball
- Strong front side, backside completely rotated
- Barrel of bat rotating around stationary axis (firm front side)
- Back elbow still bent
- Top hand is palm up and pushing, bottom hand is palm down and pulling