Swing Batter Swing Batter Swing!

swing batterScience of Baseball: Fastball Reaction Time

imitates a 90-mph fastball thrown by a major league pitcher. While this exhibit doesn’t test if you could actually hit a fastball, it does test whether you could react in time to hit one. When you see the “swing batter” screen, a signal in your eye sends a message to a part of your brain that controls your muscles. Your brain must then send a signal to your muscles, telling them to click.

It will tell you to swing at random times, so wait for it. I haven’t gotten a hit yet.

5 Replies to “Swing Batter Swing Batter Swing!”

  1. According to this I’d hit a homerun every time, but I don’t think I’m technically skilled enough to hit a homerun every time. Maybe every second time.

  2. I played a game of baseball in a regulation-sized field in Toronto once, and I hit five home-runs. Doesn’t mean a lot though; the pitcher pitched like a girl.

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