Though the sport is based mostly in talent, or how the athlete utilizes these tools, equipment is critical for the performance of the athlete. Athletes seek bats that will increase their probability for a home run, maximize their hitting power, decrease the amount of energy loss in the collision for a greater ball velocity, and allow for a quicker swing, seeing as these factors are crucial to the success of their careers. Decades and decades of testing and experimentation have gotten the baseball bat to where it is. It first started as a simple plank, but with the growing popularity of the sport along...
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...etes and companies are constantly seeking ways to include technology to better their equipment. Again, the development of computers, industrial equipment, measuring devices, testing equipment, and smarter engineers were all contributing factors to the evolution of the baseball bat.
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