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Curious Kids: How does a curveball curve?

  • Written by Jim Gregory, Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University
A pitcher tries to throw a ball past a batter. AP Images/Eric Gay

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How does a curveball curve? – Marek Powell, age 12, Dorchester, Massachusetts

You may have seen a pitcher throw a curveball...

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