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glgottlieb58
04-11-1996, 11:00 PM
>Dear Baseball fans
>
>I wish to know the probability of striking a baseball and it spinning off
>the bat such that the ball travels behined the striker. The information is
>required for a legal case where an individual has been injured from a ball
>flying backwards after being hit. Does anyone know of any studies that may
>shed some light on this intriguing question.
>

Terry Bahill has studied baseball (Systems & Indust Eng Dept, U. Ariz.
Tucson, AX 85721) and has a book on the physics of baseball. There is also
another book, the name and author of which escape me at the moment on the
same subject. These should get you started.

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