Experimental Determination of Baseball Spin and Lift

The aim of this study was to develop a new method for the determination of lift on spinning baseballs. Inertial trajectories of (a) ball surface markers during the first metre of flight and (b) the centre of mass trajectory near home-plate were measured in a pitch using high-speed video. A theoretic...

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Journal Title: Journal of Sports Sciences Vol. 19; no. 5; pp. 349 - 358
Author: Leroy Alaways
Format: Article
Published: 05/01/2001