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There was a time that baseball bats were made of wood. In fact, major league bats still are. In 1859 it was decreed that the
maximum diameter of a game baseball bat could not exceed two-and-a-half inches, which also limited the weight. In 1869 a
young man named John "Bud" Hillerich watched a player on the local Louisville, Kentucky team become very upset when his
baseball bat broke. John worked in his family's woodshop and invited the hitter to the shop and make a bat for him. Pete
Browning accepted the invitation and next day he was stepping up to the plate with the first Louisville Slugger baseball bat.
Around the turn of the century, baseball stars started appearing on the horizon, and the company found that naming a bat for
them was good marketing strategy. In 1924 the first patent was issued for a metal baseball bat. As the price of bats
accelerated, the metal bats became more popular, and in the 1970's the Easton company appeared, and the popularity of aluminum
baseball bats took off to the point that amateur and minor leagues across the country had replaced wood baseball bats with
metal baseball bats.
What is a baseball glove? A baseball glove is a beginning and an ending... a baseball glove is a child’s first sure step
towards adulthood: a baseball glove is an adult’s final lingering hold on youth. Baseball gloves are a promise and a memory.
Baseball gloves are the dusty badge of belonging: the tanned and oiled mortar of team and camaraderie. In a baseball gloves
creases and scuffs lodge sunburned afternoons freckled with thrills, the excited hum of competition, cheers that burst like
skyrockets. A baseball glove is a thousand and one names and moments strung like white and crimson banners in the vast stadium
of memory. Baseball gloves are the leather adventure, worthy successors to the cowboy’s holster, the trooper’s saddle and the
buckskin laces of the frontier scout. A baseball glove is combat, heroics, and victory.... a place to smack a fist or snuff a
rally. Above all, a baseball glove is the union of family, recreation and togetherness: a union beyond language, creed, and
color. That's why we love baseball gloves.
Here is a list of baseball equipment required for most T-Ball leagues. A Fielding Glove: Each player should have his own
fielding glove which is an important piece of baseball equipment. A catcher’s mitt is not used in T-Ball. Bat: A bat is one
of the most popular pieces of baseball equipment. Selecting the right bat is a tricky business. First time players often want
to use the biggest bat they can swing. In selecting the right baseball equipment, the idea is to pick one that will provide
the maximum bat speed at the point of ball contact. Batting Gloves: These are not a necessary piece of baseball equipment at
this level and they are not recommended for T-Ball players. They won’t help and they will cause game delays as the player
attempts to put them on and take them off. Cleats: Cleats are also not a needed piece of baseball equipment at this level and
you do not have to buy a new pair. If you have some that fit well and are comfortable that’s okay but they won’t help at this
level. Just remember, proper baseball equipment is an important part of the game.
The motion of baseballs is an age-old problem, contemplated by the scholars of today and yesterday. In 17th century England,
Sir Issac Newton investigated the curved motion of tennis balls, which are of a similar shape to baseballs. Today, Pedro
Martinez of the Boston Red Sox pitches baseballs that utilize this phenomenon. Consider a baseball, traveling at a velocity V
through an oncoming flow. If the fluid is viscous, the baseball will experience a drag force. This force is the cause for the
curved motion of baseballs and is known as the Magnus force. The viscosity of air also impedes the motion of baseballs and is
known as air drag. According to MLB rules...The baseball shall be a sphere formed by yarn wound around a small core of cork,
rubber or similar material, covered with two stripes of white horsehide or cowhide, tightly stitched together. It shall weigh
not less than five nor more than 5 1/4 ounces avoirdupois and measure not less than nine nor more than 9 1/4 inches in
circumference. In conclusion, the mechanics of pitching baseballs is based on several interesting physical phenomena. The
speed and rotational velocity at which the pitcher throws the baseball can make it curve in ways that are difficult for the
batter to hit. Thus, pitchers like Pedro Martinez are actually physicists without knowing it. No matter how complicated the
science you can save money by buying bulk baseballs.