How do gravity and drag affect a pitch? What's the best way to make a curveball break? And what will break more: a beach ball or a Wiffle Ball?
Through MIT's Science of Baseball Program, a group of local middle school boys took to MIT's classrooms and fields this summer to find the answers to those questions.
Now in its fourth year, the program draws upon America's pastime to excite the students about science and mathematics. Students learn about the principles of the game in the morning, and then take to the diamond in the afternoon to apply what they've learned. They also take home valuable lessons about teamwork and problem solving.