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October 9 2009 Softball Newsletter

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Revisiting Contributors to Winning PCT
I realized that the first time I conducted this analysis, I used biased data (generally a no-no). This time, I conducted the same analysis with unbiased data. Both the new results and the comparisons to the biased data analysis are interesting to this statistician!

Batter and Runner Interference in Softball

Interference covers a wide range of actions on the softball field that may hinder or distract a defensive player. In this article, we focus on batter interference and runner interference.

Softball vs. Baseball Pitching Speeds
How hard is it to hit a Fast Pitch softball compared to a baseball? This article derives the reaction time for a softball pitch and calculates the equivalent baseball pitch in miles per hour. It also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using video vs. a radar gun to calculate speeds.


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