Welcome to the Batting Cage!
Here you'll find out a lot about the basics
of baseball and hitting, from the path of a baseball in flight
to the advantages of using different types of bats.
But be careful! You might even pick up a few physics concepts
while roaming around.
All of the lessons in this section use a
rating system to inform you of the amount of physics content
that each contains. However, just because a lesson has a
rating doesn't mean that you shouldn't read it if you don't
have any experience in physics. It only means that
extra information such as equations are provided in the lesson
for physics-buffs and are not intended to be understandable to all.
Little League. Very little or no physics subject matter. Easy to understand.
Minor League. Discussion of physics concepts, but still introductory level material.
Major League. Equations and/or problems that will take experience or studying to understand.
Path of ball
Do you ever wonder why a baseball travels the way it does? Visit this
lesson to find out why. You'll also learn a little about Newton's laws
How Far Will a Ball Travel?
How much power does it take to hit a baseball far? Learn some useful
equations and a little about velocity in part two of the Path and Range
of a Baseball lesson.
Range of a Baseball Applet
Play around with different values of velocity and angle
in our Baseball Path Simulator to see how far
you can make the baseball go.
The Role of Air Friction
If you've already visited the previous Path and Range of a Baseball
lessons, you might have noticed a slight error in them.
Were we lying? Why don't you find out.
Stinging and Broken Bats
Why do bats break or sting? Learn about waves and frequencies while
finding about properties of bats. You can also look at the
bats page to know more about bats.
In this supplement to "Stinging and Broken Bats" page,
you can learn about differences in wooden and alumium bats.
You can also find out if lighter bats are better than heavier bats.
Physiology of a Swing
How should you twist your body? Where should you grip the bat? Find out
what your body has to do to hit well.
Batting Stance for Beginners
Are you a beginning batter and want to hit better?
Don't care about physics of baseball but
want real world advices to help you be the next Babe Ruth?
Learn about correct stances, grips, and mechanics of hitting better.