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# Does the mass of a baseball bat react to the distance the baseball travels?

Updated: 9/27/2023 Wiki User

12y ago

It depends whats inside the bat. If the bat is hollow, then the bat will absorb the shock from the ball. Generally if you hit it at the sweetspot(near end of the bat) the ball will go farther. Wiki User

14y ago   Wiki User

13y ago

Yes, as does, of course, the strength of the swing. Too heavy of a bat will result in a weaker swing. Every batter has their own specific bat mass that allows them to hit the ball further according to their swinging abilities. It can take quite a bit of time and investigation for a player to determine which bat is right for them.   Wiki User

12y ago

Yes. The way you can see if the bat is heavy or not is to hold upwards with one hand. Dosent seem that heavy does it, now hold it horzontally. Now it seems way more heavier, if you cant hold it very well thewn you should find a lighter bat. Keep doing this until you find a perfect bad.   Wiki User

12y ago

Yes but it would go farther if you used a light weight bat because it is based on bat speed the faster you swing the bat the farther it goes.   Wiki User

14y ago

yes it definitaly can but its best to get one your size, one to small or to big can make the ball not go as far.   Wiki User

13y ago

Actually, I believe that a greater determinant of distance is bat speed. The greater the bat speed the further the ball will travel.   Wiki User

13y ago

it all depends on the person swinging the bat. if a strong person is swinging a heavy bat the ball will travel farther due to the larger mass of the bat.   Wiki User

12y ago

yes, because the heavier the bat is, the more weight you swing behind the ball and the further the Baseball travels   Earn +20 pts
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