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How To Hit A Fastball (According To Science!!!)


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DISCLAIMER: I have very bad hitting form. Baseball was never my thing :)

Special thanks to:

The Round Rock Express
Sharp End Baseball (Ben Himes, Aaron Smith, Jamie League)
Genevieve Nauhaus, Ph.D and Michael D. Mauk, Ph.D. for research help

Rob Gray “Intercepting Moving Objects: Fundamental Principles Learned from Baseball” Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, June 2009

Rob Gray “A Model of Motor Inhibition for a Complex Skill: Baseball Batting” J Exp Psychol Appl. June 2009

Sean Müller & Bruce Abernethy, “Expert Anticipatory Skill in Striking Sports, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport” 2012

Dr. Daniel Laby, Dr. David Kirschen & Tony Abbatine “A Visual Profile of Major League Hitters”

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