How Baseball Works

How Baseball Works

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
A colorfully illustrated guide provides readers with an informative look at the working of this popular game, including warm-up tips, an overview of the physics of throwing the perfect pitch, and an explanation of using kinetic energy to swing and hit a ball with the best accuracy. Simultaneous.

Firefly Books Ltd

The amazing science behind America's favorite pastime.

Play ball! How Baseball Works is a behind-the-scenes examination of the physics of baseball: home runs, curve balls and stolen bases.

Baseball relies on scientific principles more than any other sport. Here's how the pros use physics to throw pitches that seem to defy gravity. Kinetic energy plays a role in knocking the ball out of the park. The number crunching for statistics shows the importance of mathematics to the game.

Topics include:

  • Stories of great players, old and new
  • How pitchers can stay ahead of the game
  • How the pros hit with accuracy and power
  • Baserunning: sliding, stealing and scoring
  • How to warm up, prevent injuries and strengthen muscles
  • Famous fields and the Astroturf vs. grass debate

Fun-to-read and colorfully illustrated, How Baseball Works makes the National Pastime more enjoyable than ever.


The science of baseball -- the physics of pitching, running and batting, how statistics are compiled, training tips, legendary players, and history. Written in an informative and humorous style, and well illustrated.

Baker
& Taylor

An illustrated guide provides readers with an informative look at the workings of baseball, including warm-up tips, an overview of the physics of throwing the perfect pitch, and an explanation of using kinetic energy to swing and hit a ball with the best accuracy.An illustrated guide provides readers with an informative look at the workings of baseball, including warm-up tips, an overview of the physics of throwing the perfect pitch, and an explanation of using kinetic energy to swing and hit a ball with the bestaccuracy.

Publisher: Toronto : Maple Tree Press, c2004
ISBN: 9781894379618
1894379616
9781894379601
1894379608
Branch Call Number: j 796.357 T364h
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Hall, Greg 1963-

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