Antinori, a current student in the Academy’s Sports Management program recently published an E-Book entitled, “Real Players Swing Wood.”

Antinori is a sales representative for the Phoenix Bat Company and says the impetus for the book came from his recognition that many baseball and softball players are not using properly sized bats.

“Parents all over the country are spending hundreds of dollars on the wrong type of equipment,” said Antinori. “Everybody wants to be a home run hitter, but the key to hitting is being able to swing your bat consistently on the same plane through the hitting zone.”

Antinori says the The eBook is ideal for players who may be new to the world of wood bats and are transitioning from metal models, as well as experienced hitters who want to get more out of their swing by choosing the bat that can help to improve their approach, pitch discipline, mechanics, and even hitting power.

Antinori’s eBook, which is available on, gives players an inside look at how to select a wood bat and even highlights the best bats for women, youth, softball and vintage league hitters.

A native of Long Island, NY, Antinori plans to use his Sports Management degree to aid him in coaching or working in athletic administration. In addition to working as a sales representative for Phoenix Bats, he is also sales representative for Kronos Custom gloves and a former assistant softball coach at Suffolk County Community College.