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Baseball Lab Featured on Fox 25

Science of Bats and Balls Highlighted

07/23/2008
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

As the Major League Baseball regular season heats up, the contribution of UMass Lowell’s Baseball Research Center to the sports has been attracting a lot of media attention. In addition to being featured in an ongoing baseball exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Science and in a new Discovery Channel TV episode that will air in October), the lab’s work was spotlighted in a recent Fox 25 News broadcast.

The nearly three-minute-long special report, which aired on June 19, showed Prof. James Sherwood and Patrick Drane explaining the lab’s facilities and test equipment, including the high-speed pneumatic cannons used to check the performance and durability of NCAA and Major League Baseball bats and balls.

The program also demonstrated baseball/bat collisions using super slow-motion videography. If you missed the show, you can view it at Fox Boston website.