THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE & FANTASTIC! Did you know that both players were taught ProStride Hitting early in their careers? Both were extremely successfull and it is very obvious they had a ProStride swing and approach.
It is well documented that Derek Jeter's personal hitting instructor was Gary Denbo. Gary was taught ProStride Hitting by Jay Ward and Derek became the recipient of this knowledge from his first year in the minors (Denbo was his coach) and all the way through his career. You can hear Gary speaking throughout this site and in the ProStride Hitting drills. Jeter refered to Gary as the "Hit Doctor" in his book and they always worked together in the off season and as Jeter needed instruction from time to time. Congratulations Derek!!
Larry Walker was coached by Jay Ward starting in 1990 which was Larry's first full year in the majors with the Montreal Expos. Jay was the organizations hitting instructor that year when Larry only hit .241. The next year they moved Jay to become the Expo's MLB hitting coach and the ProStride Hitting system was taught to Larry. He hit .290 in 1991 and then .301 in 1992 as Ward was still with the Expos. Ward considered Larry Walker as one of his favorite hitters of all times and in his training videos you will hear Jay refer to the lefty hitter who could really hit against left hand pitchers. He was referring to Larry. Congratulations Larry!!