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Friday, June 08, 2018

How Dr. Alan Nathan Became Baseball Fans’ Favorite Physicist

Baseball is full of nuances, and though the game has been studied closely for at least a century, the work in the last two decades of people like Nathan has expanded our understanding of how those little details come together. He’s become a go-to for the sabermetric community for his work on things like the PITCHF/x pitch tracking system.

“When they say baseball’s a game of inches, it’s probably better said that it’s a game of fractions of inches when it comes to hitting,” Nathan says.

Hank Gillette Posted: June 08, 2018 at 06:53 AM | 2 comment(s)
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