Scientists can compare pitchers with the speed, spin, and path of their delivery. They can look at a player's hit to see why the ball flew higher or further out of the ballpark.
Even Newton's First Law comes into play. What affects a baseball during a pitch or hit? Does gravity, drag, or friction slow the baseball's speed or path?
Did you also know that math is an important element in baseball's history? The statistics of the game are treasured. Is a player's batting average, on base percentage, or slugging percentage good enough to earn him a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Science and math goes beyond the classroom. Next time you watch a baseball game, think about how science plays a role in the game.