ANALYSIS OF ANGULAR MOMENTUM THE WHOLE BODY DURING GLIDE HITTING AND KICK HITTING IN BASEBALL

  • Wu-Chen Lin
  • Tzu-Lin Wong
  • Jin-Cherng Wang
  • Kun-Cheng Huang
Keywords: baseball, glide hitting, kick hitting, angular momentum

Abstract

The purpose of this study were to analyze the biomechanical characteristics of glide and kick hitting in baseball which exerted by professional baseball players in Taiwan. Five professional baseball players were selected as the subjects. The experiment used two JVC-DV 9800 high-speed digital cameras(120 Hz).The video data was treated by Kwon3D 3.0 motion analysis system. The following are the main results: The kick hitting could get better rotation benefit and optimum. In the stride phase, angUlar momentum of the body is increasing by body inertia. In the rotation phase, the velocity increasing of the body center of gravity makes the angUlar momentum increase. The largest angular momentum appears right before the ball hi!. Because the body inertia in ball hitting moment was very small, the angUlar momentum was mainly affected by angular velocity. In the phase, the average value, largest value and hitting moment value of angular momentum with kick hitting are larger than those with glide hitting. Therefore, the kick hitting could get larger linear and angular momentum.
Published
2008-03-02
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities