MythBusters: Baseball Myths

Full Video |48:32

MythBusters: Baseball Myths

Full Video |48:32

The MythBusters take on myths from America's favorite pastime, with help from two-time Cy Young Award–winner Roger Clemens. Jamie and Adam test whether a corked bat can hit a ball farther than a regulation bat, while Tory, Grant, and Kari investigate the impact of humidity on a baseball's velocity and distance. Roger "The Rocket" Clemens, along with a NASA researcher, demonstrate how air pressure and force affect pitching, and the guys take to the field to find out if sliding into a base is faster than running to it. Finally, Adam and Jamie put their physics knowledge to test to uncover if it's possible to knock the hide off a baseball.

©2007 Discovery Channel| Grade(s) 6-8, 9-12

Related Topics

  • acceleration
  • aerodynamics
  • air pressure
  • altitude
  • average
  • baseball
  • circular motion
  • cork
  • corked bat
  • curve ball
  • Ed Sprague

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