Popluar Articles

The Physics of Identical Homers
The Hardball Times September 5, 2019.

The Physics of Throwing a Ball Out of the Yard
The Hardball Times August 1, 2019.

Some Physics of Losing a Fly Ball
The Hardball Times July 8, 2019.

The Physics of Cheating Baseball's Humidors
The Hardball Times June 3, 2019.

The Physics of Humidors: A Case Study at Chase Field
The Hardball Times April 26, 2019.

The Physics of Debunkig the Amazing Batting Trick
The Hardball Times April 2, 2019.

The Physics of Fungos
The Hardball Times March 5, 2019.

Yasiel Puig, Physicist?
The Hardball Times February 5, 2019.

The Physics of a Bad Hop
The Hardball Times January 7, 2019.

The Physics of Being Hit by a Pitch
The Hardball Times December 10, 2018.

The Physics of a Wobbling Fly Ball
The Hardball Times November 12, 2018.

It's Physics - The Batter's Grip Doesn't Matter.
The Hardball Times September 11, 2018.

The Physics of Monsta Shawts
The Hardball Times August 17, 2018.

The Physics of Snapping a Bat Across Your Knee
The Hardball Times July 26, 2018.

Some Physics of Ballpark Demolition
The Hardball Times June 20, 2018.

The Physics of the MLB Report on Home Run Rates
The Hardball Times June 5, 2018.

The Physics of Fielding Grounders
The Hardball Times May 15, 2018.

The Physics of Bryce Harper's Broken Bat Blast
The Hardball Times April 19, 2018.

The Physics of the Home Run Boom
The Hardball Times April 6, 2018.

Some Physics of Humidors
The Hardball Times March 9, 2018.

The Physics of the Rarified Air of Spring Training
The Hardball Times February 20, 2018.

The Physics of Pitching Accuracy
in The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2018.

The Physics of RoboUmp
The Hardball Times January 23, 2018.

The Physics of Carry at Dodger Stadium
The Hardball Times January 3, 2018.

The Physics of the Gyro Pitch
The Hardball Times December 1, 2017.

The Physics of Batting Practice
The Hardball Times November 1, 2017.

The Physics of the Bat Flip
The Hardball Times October 2, 2017.

The Physics of "Late Break"
The Hardball Times September 1, 2017.

The Physics of a Rising Fastball
The Hardball Times July 31, 2017.

The Physics of Aaron Judge
Fangraphs June 19, 2017.

Light Up The Night
The Hardball Times June 6, 2017.

The Physics of Choking Up
The Hardball Times May 18, 2017.

The Physics In Two Players' Names
The Hardball Times April 24, 2017.

Physics On The Flight To Spring Training
The Hardball Times March 14, 2017.

The Physics of Coors Field's Higher Fence
The Hardball Times February 3, 2017.

The Physics of Barreled Balls
The Hardball Times January 17, 2017.

The Physics of the Force on Spinning Baseballs
The Hardball Times December 12, 2016.

The Effect of the Marine Layer on Fly Balls
with Chris Mitchell. The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2017,
(Fangraphs & The Hardball Times, 2016), pp.227-234.

The Physics of Statcast Errors
The Hardball Times November 17, 2016.

The Physics of October Baseball in Wrigley
The Hardball Times October 3, 2016.

The Physics of Ballpark Statues
The Hardball Times September 14, 2016.

The Physics of Hard Hit Balls
The Hardball Times August 17, 2016.

The Physics of Beach Balls and Fastballs
The Hardball Times August 3, 2016.

The Physics of Catchers' Knees
The Hardball Times July 21, 2016.

The Physics of Three Great Catches
The Hardball Times June 13, 2016.

The Physics of Ballpark Fare
The Hardball Times May 17, 2016.

The Physics of the Cutoff: Part II
The Hardball Times April 6, 2016.

The Crack-of-the-Bat
The Hardball Times February 10, 2016.

The Physics of Broken Bat Homers
The Hardball Times January 14, 2016.

The Physics of the Most Perfect Game
The Hardball Times December 9, 2015.

The Physics of the Longest Possible Homer
The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2016,
(Fangraphs & The Hardball Times, 2015), pp.228-338.

The Physics of Which Way the Wind Blows
The Hardball Times October 28, 2015.

The Physics of a Souvenir
The Hardball Times October 16, 2015.

The Physics of Wind at the Remodeled Wrigley Field
The Hardball Times September 16, 2015.

The Physics of the Dog Days of Summer
The Hardball Times August 21, 2015.

The Physics of Sound at the Ballpark
The Hardball Times August 17, 2015.

The Physics of Calling Pitches from Your Sofa
The Hardball Times June 15, 2015.

The Physics of Radar Guns
The Hardball Times May 12, 2015.

The Physics of Baseball in Super Slow Motion
The Hardball Times April 21, 2015.

The Physics of Going From First to Third
The Hardball Times March 4, 2015.

The Physics of Fielding
The Hardball Times February 18, 2015.

The Physics of Base Stealing
The Hardball Times January 5, 2015.

The Physics of Falling Baseballs
The Hardball Times December 22, 2014.

The Physics of Pitching in the Wind
The Hardball Times Baseball Annual 2015,
(Fangraphs & The Hardball Times, 2014), pp.338-347.

The Physics of the Wave
The Hardball Times November 13, 2014.

The Physics of Pesky's Pole
The Hardball Times October 22, 2014.

The Physics of Splash Hits
The Hardball Times October 14, 2014.

The Physics of the Pop-up
The Hardball Times September 26, 2014.

The Physics of Replay Reviews
The Hardball Times September 4, 2014.

Lost in the Sun: The Physics of Ballpark Orientation
The Hardball Times July 30, 2014.

The Physics of the Bunt
The Hardball Times June 19, 2014.

The Physics of a Foul Down the Line
The Hardball Times May 22, 2014.

The True Origins of Baseball (Scientifically Speaking)
The Hardball Times May 8, 2014.

The Physics of the Cutoff
The Hardball Times Apr. 1, 2014.

The Physics of the Curveball - A Short History
The Hardball Times Mar. 3, 2014.

The Physics of the Pitcher's Padded Cap
The Hardball Times Jan. 31, 2014.

It's Game Time
The Hardball Times Jan. 26, 2014.

Taking a dive (into first base)
The Hardball Times Dec. 30, 2013.

Why is a sinker "heavy?"
The Hardball Times Dec. 3, 2013.

Peer Reviewed Papers

Statcast and the Baseball Trajectory Calculator
The Physics Teacher Vol. 55, 134 (2017). Co-author Alan. M Nathan.

Simplified Models for the Drag Coefficient of a Pitched Baseball
The Physics Teacher Vol. 52, 278 (2014). Co-author Alan. M Nathan.

Stolen Base Physics
The Physics Teacher Vol. 51, 269 (2013).

Breaking Bat
The Physics Teacher Vol. 51, 80 (2013).

The Vibrations in a Rubber Baseball Bat
The Physics Teacher Vol. 49, 588 (2011).

Demonstration of the "Trampoline Effect" in Aluminum Bats
The Physics Teacher Vol. 49, 340 (2011).

A Very Inexpensive Magnus Force Demonstrator
The Physics Teacher Vol. 48, 488 (2010).

What Is the Best Launch Angle To Hit a Home Run?
The Physics Teacher Vol. 48, 250 (2010).

The Anatomy of a Pitch: Doing Physics with PITCHf/x Data
The Physics Teacher Vol. 47, No. 7, 412 (2009).
Here is a collection of famous pitches to study.

The Coefficient of Restitution of Baseballs as a Function of Relative Humidity
The Physics Teacher Vol. 42, No. 6, 330 (2004).

The Effects of Coefficient of Restitution Variations On Long Fly Balls
The American Journal of Physics Vol. 58, 151 (1990).

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