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On Baseball’s Opening Day, Physicists Tell Batting Coaches To Get A Grip On Grip Advice

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March 30, 2001
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American Institute Of Physics
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The sharp-eyed baseball fan will notice that some batters, like the Yankees’ David Justice, remove one of their hands during their swing – sometimes against the advice of batting coaches. But now physicists are telling coaches and players alike to rest easy - new research shows that the released hand has nothing to do with how fast the ball leaves the bat.

Some good news for players and batting coaches as baseball’s opening day approaches – physicists say they shouldn’t worry about a player’s grip on the bat as it connects with the ball. The sharp-eyed baseball fan will notice that some batters, like the Yankees’ David Justice, remove one of their hands during their swing – sometimes against the advice of batting coaches. But now physicists are telling coaches and players alike to rest easy - new research shows that the released hand has nothing to do with how fast the ball leaves the bat.


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American Institute Of Physics. "On Baseball’s Opening Day, Physicists Tell Batting Coaches To Get A Grip On Grip Advice." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 30 March 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/03/010330071454.htm>.
American Institute Of Physics. (2001, March 30). On Baseball’s Opening Day, Physicists Tell Batting Coaches To Get A Grip On Grip Advice. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/03/010330071454.htm
American Institute Of Physics. "On Baseball’s Opening Day, Physicists Tell Batting Coaches To Get A Grip On Grip Advice." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/03/010330071454.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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