Habib, Daniel G.; Kennedy, Kostya; Bechtel, Mark
June 2003
Sports Illustrated;
Presents an interview with Bill Nye 'The Science Guy,' who is an avid baseball fan. Lack of scientific evidence that corking a baseball bat actually helps the ball travel farther; Effective ways to cheat at baseball, including the use of spitballs; Physics lessons that apply to baseball; How a statistical consultant could help a baseball team; Others.


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