Batter up! Here are some of the best places to go to slug some balls out of the park without breaking a window or setting off a car alarm. The winners for Best Batting Cage on Long Island are…
Long Islanders Voted Batter Up Batting Range in Bethpage the Best Batting Cage on Long Island!
Batter Up Batting Range
130 Hicksville Rd.
Every grade-school slugger wants to be the next Alex Rodriguez or Derek Jeter. Batter Up Batting Range has cages opened seven days a week to help any home-run hitter in training work on their mechanics. The Range also features the Iron Mike pitching arm, which winds up like an actual pitcher’s arm, to get a better understand of swing timing. You can work on your around-the-bases trot on your way through the parking lot.
2nd Place - Keith Osik’s Major League Instruction Baseball – 1241 Middle Country Rd., Middle Island. 631-205-1555. www.mlibaseball.com
Keith’s Major League, is an out of the park experience for boys and girls. Offering softball, wiffle ball and baseball for many years, Osik’s renowned experience in baseball cannot be found anywhere else! A Long Island native, Keith played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and played in the major league for several years after that. With other great and qualified instructors, Keith’s staff’s passion and drive for teaching sports can be seen in the smiles of every child that leaves his field trained to be the next New York Yankee! Keith Osik’s Major League Instruction Baseball also offers birthday parties for reasonable rates, Keith is the number two choice this year for best batting cage, but his player’s know that he is number one.
3rd Place – Baseball Plus – 400 Duffy Ave., Hicksville. 516-827-5009. 123 Henry St., Freeport. 516-378-6570. www.baseballplusny.com
Baseball Plus has fielding, pitching and batting lessons so you can be the best player possible. They have been voted best LI batting cage two years in a row! Baseball Plus also holds clinics and camps and has an indoor and outdoor cage. Most of their coaches are retired players from Major and Minor league teams and will teach kids how to be the best players they can be. Every child will get the royal treatment here, with players from teams like the Ducks, Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers. Baseball Plus made it to number 3 on our list this year, but with a coaching staff like theirs, we have to tell you how great they are!
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