Baseball science Essay

Submitted By TDOLF
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Conclusion: I found that the science behind a batted baseball is quite complex. I focused on only one theory and had to let a few things go when performing my own field experiment. I decided that by averaging only the qualified hits, my experiment could still have meaningful results. A couple of the obvious factors include the batters fatigue as well as the balls getting dirty and a little damp which likely caused them to be heavier. A heavier ball would be more difficult to hit as far and a tired batter would cause less velocity in the swing.
Reducing the weight of the test bat made it easier to swing faster, but as the velocity of my swing may have been increased I also sacrificed the mass of the bat. So I gained velocity but losing mass would just keep the hits momentum at or about the same. Neither the results from my experiment nor results from all other studies that I researched show that a corked bat increases your hitting distance.
Therefore, I would conclude that corking a bat gives no advantage in distance over a regular wooden bat. This is true even if we were to add up to 10% more distance to help offset the environmental factors that may have worked against it in my experiment. Conclusion: I found that the science behind a batted baseball is quite complex. I focused on only one theory and had to let a few things go when performing my own field experiment. I decided that by averaging only the qualified hits, my experiment could still have meaningful results. A couple of the obvious factors include the batters fatigue as well as the balls…