Take Me Out to the Ballgame: The Science Behind America’s Favorite Pastime

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1) Many factors affect a ball’s flight path.

2) An increase in spin rate may be an indicator that illegal substances are being used.

3) Baseball analytics are here to stay.

4) When it comes to analytics, the Yankees, Dodgers, and Rays are among the best.

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5) The science of player development is the next “Moneyball”.

6) A pitch clock would improve the quality of the game.

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7) Robot umpires are the future.

8) And finally, there’s nothing like baseball.

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