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Physics prof: Fences are too close

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 14, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

I’m not going to pretend I understand the science and physics of how and why a baseball carries, because I don’t. There’s a reason I was a journalism major.

But Alan M. Nathan from the University of Illinois Dept. of Physics certainly does understand and he did a study of the new Yankee Stadium.

To boil down his findings: The ball doesn’t carry any better at Yankee Stadium than anywhere else, in fact it doesn’t carry well at all compared to other parks. The fences are just too darn close.

One of our loyal readers, CB, tipped me off to this. He saw the report on Dave Pinto’s Baseball Musings site. So thanks to those guys.




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