Can We Guess Your Batting Average?

SPORTS

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Do you bat 1.000, or are you under the Mendoza line? Many say that hitting a baseball with a bat is one of the hardest activities in sports. There are elite players well in the 99th percentile of all players who find themselves perpetually in triple-A because they can't get their average high enough to play in the majors. Hitting a ball is far more complicated than anyone can imagine.

The old adage is "keep your eye on the ball," but we now know that the human eye cannot actually track a pitch in flight. In fact, scientists have learned that the human eye cannot track the flight of a pitch, but instead, the mind estimates the flight based on the tiny sliver of information granted by the initial movement of the pitcher before the ball leaving his or her hand. This means that the mind is swinging at the ball more than anything else, and the mind is using all its past experiences swinging at baseballs to know when it is safe to take a shot.

Do you have the innate abilities to get the job done on the ball field? Do you have a hitter's eye? Do you have good plate discipline, good range, and a nice pop on the bat? We'll figure it out with this quiz!

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