View Full Version : Baseball net height for batted foul balls

12-12-2008, 09:24 AM
Dear All,

There is a problem in some areas where baseball parks are built close to houses and batted foul balls land in peoples' homes.

We have been approached to help determine the net height required to contain batted foul balls over and around home base. We have done a search and have been unable to find much information. Has any work already been done in this area and are they are specifications for net configuration, height or location? Are there any validated predicative equations for the trajectory of batted-baseballs? Any specific suggests for testing welcomed.

Con Hrysomallis, PhD.
School of Sport and Exercise Science
Victoria University