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Posts tagged baseball

September 10, 2013

 

Baseball batter, catcher, and umpire

Tips For Predicting Baseball Scores

Scientists analyzed three years of major league baseball games to see if they could find a link between jet lag, and home field advantage.

November 4, 2011

 

black and white photo of two kids playing baseball

Baseball Bat Physics

Try balancing a baseball bat on your hand. With some experimenting, you'll find that the bat stays up longer if you put the heavy end up. Why?

July 19, 2010

 

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Baseball Pitchers Are Taking The Heat

A new study of baseball players between 2002 and 2008 shows that pitchers are getting injured hand over fist!

January 25, 2010

 

A baseball in a glove.

Playing Baseball And Learning To Catch

Ever wonder how baseball players react in time to catch a line drive traveling ninety miles an hour? Find out how they do it on this Moment of Science.

March 6, 2009

 

Hot, melted tar on blacktop

Baseball, Tar, and the Scientific Method

One of the fundamental ideas of scientific thinking can be summed up in the phrase: "Correlation does not imply causation." That can be very confusing.

February 10, 2009

 

Head first slide into third base

Head First Slide

Have you ever wondered why some baseball players slide feet first and some slide head-first? Does either way provide an advantage?

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