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Postby Chicago RedSox » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:45 am

I was just watching SportsCenter and they had an old timer on to talk about the physics of baseball. He mentioned two facts that I thought were interesting....

A ball hit squarely off the sweet spot of a bat with home run loft (35 degree angle)

-will traval 5 feet further in 80 degree weather then it will in 70 degree weather
10degrees=5feet

-will travel 10 feet further if there is a 10mph wind blowing out towards the fence
10mph=10feet

I always knew temp and wind affected how far a ball was hit, but never knew quite how much.
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Postby flowbee » Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:21 pm

Yep, Humidity also affects it. So a very dry day, the ball could travel ~415 feet instead of 400 on a humid day.

Thats why a place like Palm Springs CA would be a hitter's dream because its always 100+ degrees, low humidity, and a lot of wind and might account somewhat for why a ballpark like the Dbacks' Chase Field is so homerun prone.
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Re: Wind and temperature affects on HRs

Postby Ryno23 » Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:43 pm

Chicago RedSox wrote:-will travel 10 feet further if there is a 10mph wind blowing out towards the fence
10mph=10feet

I think it was 10 mph = 35 feet.
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Re: Wind and temperature affects on HRs

Postby RynMan » Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:21 pm

Chicago RedSox wrote:I was just watching SportsCenter and they had an old timer on to talk about the physics of baseball. He mentioned two facts that I thought were interesting....


Was his name Robert Adair?
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Postby Ryno23 » Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:45 pm

^ Yes.
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Postby RynMan » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:02 pm

Ryno23 wrote:^ Yes.


He wrote The Physics of Baseball. Not a bad book if you guys get the chance to check it out!
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Postby sportsguy138 » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:19 pm

RynMan wrote:
Ryno23 wrote:^ Yes.


He wrote The Physics of Baseball. Not a bad book if you guys get the chance to check it out!


too confusing for me..

id rather not learn about the physics of baseball
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Postby RynMan » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:34 pm

sportsguy138 wrote:
RynMan wrote:
Ryno23 wrote:^ Yes.


He wrote The Physics of Baseball. Not a bad book if you guys get the chance to check it out!


too confusing for me..

id rather not learn about the physics of baseball


He writes it for the average fan if that is any more appealing.
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