corking makes the bat lighter so you can swing it faster therefore generating greater speed at the point of impact with the ball, transferring more speed to the ball as it leaves the bat, causing the ball to fly further (provided you don't break the bat and look like a fool - corking a bat weakens the bat as well as making it lighter).
According to physicists, it doesn't.
The idea behind corking the bat is that it's lighter (because dense wood is replaced by less dense cork), allowing the hitter to swing the bat more quickly. However, lightening the bat also reduces its momentum at the same speed, so physicists say a corked bat won't actually hit the ball any harder even though it may be moving faster.
It makes the bat lighter without sacrificing a lot of power, which allows the hitter to bring the bat through the zone faster and hit the ball harder.
Makes the bat lighter for greater bat speed
A corked bat might help with hitting the ball a bit but because the mass of a corked bat is different then to a wooden bat that you would be hitting it with less mass witch means you won't be hitting that much home runs form a corked bat. plus the corked bat is illegal to use in professional baseball in America. so if you wanted more home runs don't use the corked bat.
depends on the bat
Drill a hole down the core of the bat at the thick end, the end you use to hit the ball. Then fill the hole with cork material. Plug the hole with a wooden plug, held in place with wood glue. Sand it smooth, and refinish the bat with paint so it is not noticeable.
Corked bats will provide more power and are banned in MLB. Interestingly, MythBusters (the television program) found that corked bats perform worse than solid wood. It is possible that they missed some crucial controls.
the heiver the bat the harder it is to swing and hit the ball so a lighter bat will have more speed and power
it can make you swing the bat faster but it doesn't mean you hit better
Most people would prefer a aluminum bat as you can hit the ball further with an aluminum bat with the help of the strength of the aluminum.
Im guessing you meant point. A batting glove can help the player grip the bat better and also supposedly help reduce the vibrate of the bat when you hit the ball
There are two major things that can act on how far you hit a baseball. They are your stance and where on the bat you hit the ball. There are also other factors, such as what kind of pitch you are hitting, but they are not as major as the first two.
a baseball bat that you hit baseballs with
Yes you can break it in wrong. Some batters will find the same place to look at on the bat when they're getting ready to hit. Doing this causes you to hit the ball on the same side of the bat over and over. The correct way to break in the bat and for the life of the bat is to rotate the bat 1/4 turn every time you step in the box. This will help distribute the number of times the bat strikes the ball.
the metal bat