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Walter Hriniak

Walter Hriniak is a former catcher in American Major League Baseball who became one of the most prominent batting coaches in the game during the last two decades of the 20th century. He coached for the Boston Red Sox for overĀ eleven years and with the Chicago White Sox for seven years.

When basketball great Michael Jordan surprised the sports world in 1994 by signing a minor league baseball contract with the White Sox, Hriniak was brought in to help him with his batting technique.

In 1989, Hriniak authored A Hitting Clinic: The Walt Hriniak Way, which outlined his theories of batting and included participation from Evans, Gedman and Hall of Fame hitter Wade Boggs.