Baseball Swing Stride and Head Movement Relationships

By Samuel J. Haag

This article was published in the Fall 2017 Baseball Research Journal.

Some have suggested that a baseball batter must keep their head still in order to visually track a pitched baseball, and that striding with the front foot during the swing leads to excessive head movement and disrupts the tracking of the pitch. This study analyzes the swings of 18 collegiate baseball players using a video camera and two-dimensional motion analysis program. Abstract Some have suggested that a baseball batter must keep their head still in order to visually track a pitched . . .

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