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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Korean Baseball Changes Ball Size

I only have this story as a couple of tweets from Sung Min Kim. Link to his 1st tweet above, quoted here for discussion:

Sung Min Kim (Verified account) @sung_minkim

The KBO is implementing a new baseball. It is 1 mm bigger and 1 g heavier, hoping that it could help neutralize the high-offense environment that the league is known for. According to a simulation run by the SK Wyverns, the ball resulted in 20% less home runs than the previous one. The KBO teams are currently in Spring Training so I’d assume they are working on getting used to the new baseballs at this moment. We’ll see how it works out not only on the home runs but also the spin rate metrics from Trackman.

And a reply:

JMan @yakball26
Replying to @sung_minkim @Buster_ESPN
Does the simulation adjust for additional strain on pitchers and injuries? It doesnt seem like much ... but 1 g can and will take a toll.

 

Bote Man Posted: February 05, 2019 at 03:55 PM | 14 comment(s)
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