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Entries in Baseball (6)

Tuesday
Dec312013

Thursday
Mar282013

The Perfect Swing (from Michigan Engineering)

Friday
Dec212012

I Can't Stop Watching

Monday
Nov012010

A Timeline of the Best Players Ever

This is a great visual.

via Beyond the Box Score

Tuesday
Oct192010

Demonstrating the Curve of the Base Ball in the Lecture Room (1899)

Found this in PubMed (PMID: 17829932) and couldn't resist:

 

The limited space in the lecture room, and the presence of one's audience makes a demonstration of curve pitching difficult even if one has the necessary skill.  If the curve is to be made at all apparent in a limited space the ball must be exceedingly light, and the axial rotation very rapid.

 

Sounds like RW Wood's late 19th C lecture hall was the place to be.