Ricardo Valerdi Partners with San Diego Padres Mascot on Science of Baseball Videos

October 16, 2017

Dr. Ricardo Valerdi partners with the San Diego Padres mascot to explain the math and science behind baseball. Each video below demonstrates the role of launch angles on home runs, the geometry of the ballpark, and the physics of base running.

The distance of a home run at Petco Park is determined by the force applied by the batter and the launch angle the ball travels. Watch Dr. Valerdi and the Swingin’ Friar demonstrate the concept. 

Did you know that each MLB ballpark has different dimensions? Watch Dr. Valerdi and the Swingin’ Friar demonstrate the unique dimensions of Petco Park.

Base runners can be a tremendous asset to a baseball team. Watch Dr. Valerdi and the Swingin’ Friar demonstrate the best way to run the bases.