When hitting a baseball or softball it is very important to keep your hands inside the ball when swinging the bat. This will increase your bat speed, insure sweet spot contact and allow the hitter to hit the ball all over the field.. Obviously I have not seen every major league hitter hit. However a very educated guess, 99 % of major league hitters hit by keeping their hands inside the ball when swinging their bat. In below picture one of the greatest hitters of all time, Tony Gwynn demonstrates this technique. Notice the knob of the bat leads first, followed by his hands and the barrel of the bat last. The bat lags behind the Knob and hands to create whip in the swing. At contact the hands are between his body and the ball.Tony Gwynn won 8 major league batting titles, in 1994 he hit.394 and hit over 300 for 19 straight seasons. As explained in a previous blog he was a "Top Hand Release" hitter.