Many MLB arenas now incorporate cutting-edge ecofriendly features
A Q&A with physicist Alan Nathan
Do anabolic steroids make you a better athlete?
A physiologist who himself used to use steroids on why Major League Baseball players--now including Yankee Alex Rodriguez--juice
In this episode, former big league pitcher Dr. Dave Baldwin talks about his run-in with Ted Williams, his life in science, the physics of the gyroball versus the slider, and how he finally made it to the Baseball Hall of Fame...
Big Consequence of Small Increase in Bat Speed from Steroids
By enabling just a 4 percent increase in bat speed, steroids may turn hundreds of a season's long outs into home runs. Steve Mirsky reports
Gaming Baseball: Why Players Dope
Working Knowledge on Retractable Stadium Roofs
Baseball Bat Cracks and Clunks Tell Outfielder Where to Go
Out of the Zone: Jet-Lagged Baseball Teams Suffer Disadvantage
New research shows that long commutes affect a team's chances of winning
Mathematician Says Rays Should Reign
New Jersey Institute of Technology mathematician Bruce Bukiet calculates the odds throughout each baseball postseason. And he thinks the Tampa Bay Rays are the clear favorites to take the World Series...
Do corked bats allow baseball players to hit farther?
Home Run Science Explained
Joe Torre and the Psychology of Persuasion
Former Yankee manager Joe Torre made good use of social psychology techniques that were outlined in a February 2001 Scientific American article by Robert Cialdini called The Science of Persuasion, available at www.sciamdigital.com...
Dan Gordon, editor of the new book "Your Brain On Cubs" from the Dana Foundation, talks about the neuroscience of baseball players and their fans. And statistician Shane Jensen of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School discusses attempts to get a statistical handle on defense in baseball...
Batter Up: Shattering Sticks Create Peril in MLB Ballparks
Baseball officials are noticing more and more broken bats--and injuries. Where lies the blame?
Baseball Luddites Need Video
Because umpires look for forensic evidence when available, their rejection of video is philosophically incoherent and harms baseball. Steve Mirsky reports.