Keep Your Eye on the Ball: Curveballs, Knuckleballs, and Fallacies of Baseball
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Keep Your Eye on the Ball: Curveballs, Knuckleballs, and Fallacies of Baseball

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"Keep your eye on the ball!" may be good advice--but it is impossible to do. The batter can track the ball until it is about five feet in front of the plate, but then he falls behind because the ball is moving too fast.

In Keep Your Eye on the Ball, Robert G. Watts and A. Terry Bahill--engineers by vocation, baseball fans by avocation--have devised a series of experiments
Paperback, Second Edition, 240 pages
Published March 27th 2000 by W. H. Freeman (first published September 1st 1990)
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The author's might think they've made their subject "accessible" but they might not succeed with folks who hated high school science. Here's a physics book that might keep people interested in Newton's laws and Bernoulli principals. Two engineers give the background on why curve balls curve and knuckle balls knuckle. It is not an optical illusion as anyone who has really tried to hit either will attest. Brought back many memories, some good and some not so. The end of the book turns to statistic...more
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