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How air density affects pitchers

One age-old tool predicts slugger success better than cutting-edge stats

Originally Published: July 1, 2014
By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine

CLUBHOUSE ATMOSPHERE MATTERS baseball teams -- literally. Thanks to Rodney Paul, a professor of sport management at Syracuse University, and the Syracuse Baseball Statistics and Sabermetrics Club, we are beginning to understand how the air around us affects pitchers -- and how teams can take advantage of the results.

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