Friday, August 16, 2013

The Science of Hitting

Ted Williams, a kid from North Park raised on the streets of San Diego. 

Played for the Pacific Coast League San Diego Padres in '36 and '37.

In '39 (the year Simmons started surfing) he debuted in the majors for the Boston Red Sox.

Babe Ruth declared him Rookie of the Year.

Since then, he has been known as
"The Greatest Hitter of All Time"

Williams looked at the status quo and took nothing for granted.
He scoffed at ignorance and superstition and "rule of thumb".

He conducted a scientific study on bats.

He found that lightness and speed were the key.

The last man to hit 400 in a season.

406 in 1941.

Simmons was surfing San O with Gard Chapin.

What a time.

1 comment:

RJ said...

Kinetic Energy = (mass/2) * (velocity^2)

You were correct Ted, speed plays a far more important role in kinetic we can discuss inelastic collisions...