Rocky Mountain High: The Physics of Baseball at Elevation

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John Bohn / University of Colorado Boulder
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From the beginning, Coors Field has been tagged as a hitter’s ballpark, with home runs flying out at an incredible rate and pitchers unable to cope.  This is, at least partly, due to the thin air a mile above sea level, and is a result of influences whose physics can be understood.  In this talk I address the physics of baseball in Denver, including the effect the famous Coors Field humidor has had on the game.