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Imagine standing in the batter’s box, bat in hand, with your gaze fixed on the pitcher winding up. While physics might seem far from your thoughts in that moment, the Coefficient of Restitution (COR)—which quantifies the ball’s bounce-back energy—and compression, indicating how much the ball deforms upon impact, are crucial in the interaction between bat …

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Ever stumbled upon a baseball decked out with a black stripe of electrical tape or marked up with a sharpie? If you’ve hung around a local baseball field long enough, chances are you’ve seen it. This little trick is something of a secret weapon for us coaches to help young players looking to dial in …

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The original purpose of my writing the Baseball Buying Guide titled, “Different Types of Baseballs for Different Ages” in 2019, was to provide assistance to youth leagues, school teams, recreational and travel leagues, and parents in selecting baseballs that are appropriate for various age groups. As of March 2024, the post has been updated with …

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You’ll find that baseballs used in middle and high schools are pretty much cousins to those we played with in college, rather than the distant relatives used in the pros. Both sport that classic leather skin hugging a heart of cork bundled up in cozy wool. Here’s where it gets interesting though – those school-level …

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