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Baseball -Last updated May 13, 1997
Books Adair, Robert K. The Physics of Baseball. New York: Harper and Row, 1990.
Flatow, Ira. Rainbows, Curveballs, and Other Wonders of the Natural World Explained. New York: Harper and Row, 1989.
Kindall, Jerry; Ed. Science of Coaching Baseball. [Science of Coaching Series] Champaign : Human Kinetics Publishers, 1992.
Kluger, Jeffrey. "What's Behind the Home Run Boom?" Discover, April 1988, pp. 78-79.
Schlossberg, Dan. The Baseball Catalog. New York: Jonathan David Publishers, 1989.
Watts, Robert G. and A. Terry Bahill. Keep Your Eye on the Ball: The Science and Folklore of Baseball. New York: W. H. Freeman and Co., 1990.
Williams, Ted, and John Underwood. The Science of Hitting. New York : Simon & Schuster Trade, 1986.
Articles --. "The Way the Baseball Bounces." Science News, February 24, 1990, pp. 127.
Blanding, Sharon, and John Monteleone. "Baseball: What Makes a Knuckleball Flutter Like a Butterfly and a Curveball Curve?" [Chapter 9 of:] What Makes a Boomerang Come Back: How Things in Sports Work. Ann Arbor : Borders Press, 1992, pp. 1-17.
Fleisig, G. S. , et al. "Biomechanics of Overhand Throwing with Implications for Injuries." Sports Medicine, v21 n6, June 1, 1996, pp. 421.
Hall, Stephen S. "Baseball's Dirty Tricks." [Chapter in:] Newton at the Bat: The Science in Sports. Ed. by Allman, William F., and Eric W. Schrier. Ann Arbor: Books on Demand, 1994, pp.20-24.
"Can You Help the Mets by Watching on TV?" Science, May 19, 1989, p. 773.
"Crack the Case of the Home Run Records. " Current Science, v80 n3, October 7, 1994. pp. 12+
"Dimpled Bat." Current Science, v80 n1, September 9, 1994, p. 15.
"High Tech Up at Bat." Popular Science, v240 n5, May 1992.
"How Baseball Outfielders Determine Where to Run to Catch Fly Balls." Science, v268, n5210, April 28, 1995, p. 569.
"The Latest Slant on Batting." Sports III, v74 n23, June 17, 1991, p.
"Major League Mystery." [baseball construction] Science World, v51 n1, September 2, 1994, p. 12.
Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. Rawlings: The Professional Baseball. [Series of company documents on baseball design.] Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. , P.O. Box 22000, Saint Louis, MO 63126.
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SportsScience. Better Baseball Through Science: Learn How to Hit a Home Run and Other Baseball Skills by Using Scientific Principles. [9 Activities / Experiments] Science Media Inc. P.O. Box 9171, Cambridge, MA 02139.
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