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Breaking Curveball Too Good to Be True
October 13, 2010
Curveballs curve and fastballs go really fast, but new research suggests that no pitcher can make a curveball "break" or a fastball "rise." Led by Arthur Shapiro of American University and Zhong-Lin Lu of USC College, the researchers reveal the illusion of the curveball's break in a study in the journal PLoS ONE.
University of Southern California
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