Batters move their heads to keep their eyes on the ball

by Emily Caldwell, Ohio State News

Researchers are revisiting an age-old question in baseball: Do batters actually keep their eye on the ball?

A review of the few film- and lab-based studies on the subject suggests that yes, indeed, batters’ eyes are watching the pitched ball. But they’re moving their heads, and not their eyes, to direct their gaze.

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