Perry Husband patented the science of Effective Velocity.
It has been used by MLB and University coaches, pitchers and hitters in both baseball and softball, and includes many NCAA champions. The reach of this science is visible across the US and abroad.
Perry has authored many works demonstrating the science and principles behind Effective Velocity and was the first baseball professional to introduce the concept of Exit Velocity off the bat in the Hitting Is A Guess video which has become a central metric for MLB teams and analysts.
Perry Husband is the Author of the Downright Filthy Pitching Series, including 4 books, Downright Filthy Books 1, 2, 3 & Getting Filthy – Implementing Effective Velocity. This cutting edge series uncovers the Patented science of Effective Velocity, which has been used by MLB coaches, pitchers and hitters. The Foreword is by Dr. Tom House, who helped bring the science to light introducing Ev to both Japan and Korea. Ev has also been adopted by hundreds of university coaches/players in both softball and baseball, including many NCAA champions.
Perry has consulted with MLB pitching coaches, managers (Phil Garner gave credit for Ev helping the Astros win the NL Championship in 2005) as well as private consulting with both MLB pitchers and hitters.
He was a guest on the MLB Network show MLB Central with former client, Carlos Pena. Carlos was the co-American League HR champion the first year as a client in 2009. Effective Velocity and Perry’s hitting innovations in timing have been an integral part of Pena’s baseball analysis perspective on air. Perry also appeared on Sports Science as a ‘baseball scientist’.
As a player, Husband was the MVP of the Division II College World Series in 1984 where he captained the NCAA Champs Cal State University Northridge Matadors. He is also an inductee into the CSUN Hall of Fame as well as the Antelope Valley College Hall of Fame and the Lancaster JetHawks, minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros, Hall of Fame.
He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 16th round and played two years in the minor league system, setting records for doubleplays with Jay Bell.