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ERIC Number: EJ914190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Expert Baseball Batters Have Greater Sensitivity in Making Swing Decisions
Gray, Rob
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v81 n3 p373-378 Sep 2010
This study used signal detection theory to conceptualize the problem a baseball batter faces when deciding whether or not to swing at a pitch. It examined the launch angle (LA) criteria used by expert (college players) and less experienced (recreational league players) batters using a baseball batting simulation. This study showed that, although expert and less skilled baseball players appear to use the same information when deciding whether to initiate or inhibit their swing for a particular pitch (the LA), experts used this information differently such that they had greater decision-making sensitivity. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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