Baseball Pitching Tips – Spin Rate and Magnus Force Explained

Baseball pitchers can increase strikeouts and decrease hits with spin rate and Magnus force, explains Dr. Ryan Hooper, associate professor of Physics at Lewis University, and Ryan Smith, Physics student at Lewis University.

They analyzed nearly 250 Major League Baseball pitchers to see the impact of the spin rate on the MLB pitcher performance.

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