Reducing Weight of Baseball May Increase Risk Of Injury To Youth Baseball Pitchers

Reducing Weight of Baseball May Increase Risk Of Injury To Youth Baseball Pitchers

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Using a lighter baseball would not significantly increase batted-ball impact injuries to position players in youth baseball, but would likely increase such injuries to pitchers, suggests a first-of-its-kind study.

Studying reaction time among youth baseball players ages 9 to 13 in laboratory tests intended to mimic game conditions, researchers reported that the 10% reduction in time to respond to a batted ball expected from reducing ball weight by 20% would lead to less than a 5% increase in impact probability to nonpitchers, but increase impact probability for pitchers by more than 25%…

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