Physics and Fastballs: The Science of Baseball
Why is a curveball curved? What makes the sweet spot so sweet? Why do outfielders instinctively run in an arc instead of a straight line? And why have some physicists stated that, at least on paper, hitting a home run is impossible?
Using clips from both scientific documentaries and Hollywood films The Natural and Bull Durham, speakers David Barker and Linda Shore examine the physics behind pitching, batting, and defense.