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Exploratorium staff physicist Paul Doherty explains the science behind this unpredictable pitch.

Project: Science of Baseball | Browse All

Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Pitcher Tom Candiotti demonstrates the mysterious knuckleball pitch.

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Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Exploratorium staff physicist Paul Doherty explains how curveballs curve.

Project: Science of Baseball | Browse All

Date: December 31, 1998
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Pitcher Tom Candiotti discusses his knuckleball technique.

Project: Science of Baseball | Browse All

Date: December 31, 1998
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Category: Everyday Science
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Pitcher Tom Candiotti discusses his knuckleball technique.

Project: Science of Baseball | Browse All

Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Exploratorium staff physicist Paul Doherty explains how atmospheric conditions can affect how a ball travels.

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Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson describes hitting the "sweet spot."

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Date: December 31, 1998
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Category: Everyday Science
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Exploratorium staff physicist Paul Doherty explains what happens when you hit (or miss) the "sweet spot."

Project: Science of Baseball | Browse All

Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson talks about bat speed.

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Date: December 31, 1998
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Category: Everyday Science
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Rex Bradley, V.P. at the Hillerich & Bradsby Company (maker of the famous Louisville Slugger bat), talks about the history of bat design.

Project: Science of Baseball | Browse All

Date: December 31, 1998
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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