25E – Adventures in Analytics: Handedness & Batting Stance

25E
What is the relationship between the hand you throw with and how you hold a bat? How do players choose which side to bat from? Is it better to have your dominant hand higher or lower? My analysis of Major League Baseball data trying to answer these questions.
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To See the Data, Figures & R Code from the Analysis Please Go To:
http://perceptionaction.com/battinghand

Articles/links:
Manual Laterality and Hitting Performance in Major League Baseball
Hand and Eye Dominance in Sport: Are Cricket Batters Taught to Bat Back-to-Front?
Speed differences between forehand and backhand in intermediate-level tennis players

More information:
My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles)
My ASU Web page
Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc)
Twitter: @Shakeywaits
Email: robgray@asu.edu

Credits:
The Flamin’ Groovies – Shake Some Action
Cheap Time – Handyman
Shearer – In My Hand
Mark Lanegan – Saint Louis Elegy
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