Exploratorium After Dark: Bottom of the 9th | Pier 15
Exploratorium | Pier 15, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Exploratorium After Dark | Pier 15
Do you know the science behind America’s national pastime? Why is a ball stitched, what’s inside, and how does its makeup affect the physics of throwing the ball? How does a pitcher throw a curveball or a knuckleball, and how can a ball be either “dead” or “juiced”? Then delve into the bat: why Major League Baseball only use wooden bats and bans aluminum bats and how bat materials shape the game. And don’t forget to budget time for batting practice!