21E – Sport Science Shorts: A Ball By Any Other Color…

Does ball color effect performance in sports? Do cricket batsman have the right to complain about pink balls and baseball batters about the brief experiment with orange ones?
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Effect of ball color on hitting performance by college softball players
Effect of softball color on batting performance in players and non-players
Ball color, eye color, and a reactive motor skill
Behavior of College Baseball Players in a Virtual Batting Task
The role of the baseball seam pattern in pitch recognition

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