Skip Shumaker

Once a utility player capable of playing nearly any position on the field, Skip Schumaker solidified himself as an everyday second baseman who provided an offensive spark during the St. Louis Cardinals World Series' title in 2011. Dedicated to improving every aspect of his baseball performance, Schumaker showed STACK first-hand just what it takes to make it to the top. Check out Schumaker's off-season weight room training and on-field skill work.

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The Training Behind the MLB Divisional Series: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies

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How St. Louis Cardinal Skip Schumaker Aligns Weight Room Workouts with On-Field Skills

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Schumaker Power: Complex Training for Explosiveness

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Develop Major League Fielding Fundamentals With a Baseball Pitchback

Pitchbacks are effective tools for developing outstanding throwing skills, agility, reflexes, coordination and fielding fundamentals. A pitchback can ...

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