March 24, 2023

The Butcher Boy!

The old slug bunt play explained

The Butcher Boy!

This classic baseball instruction video comes from back in 2004 with Cincinnati Reds special minor-league instructor, Ed Napoleon. Reds broadcaster Chris Welsh asks Ed to explain the play commonly known as the “butcher boy” or the “slug bunt” where a batter acts like they are going to bunt, but pulls back and swings away.

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