A recent news story on msn.com (http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/5697038?FSO1&ATT=HCP>1=8297) prompted me to post this. Has anybody seen any research on the exit velocities of baseball bats in regards to the wood vs. aluminum? Anything similar with wood vs. metal clubheads for golf clubs?
I would really like to find out if a baseball hit off an aluminum bat has a substantially higher velocity than a ball hit off a wood bat.
On a side note: I recall Mike Mussina being hit in the nose by a ball hit off a wood bat in the mid 1990s. Numerous other players have been hit in the majors in the same fashion, but the media generally neglects these stories in their reports.