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A bat hitting a Baseball is an elastic collision which means there is a transfer of momentum from the bat to the ball. Since momentum is equal to mass multiplied by velocity, a higher mass means more momentum.

However, you also must consider that it is harder to swing a heavier bat and therefore it will travel slower and therefore have less momentum.

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Most likely a few things will happen:

1. Your bat speed will decrease.

2. Your swing will become longer and you hands will most likely no longer be inside the baseball.

When your bat speed decreases and your swing lengthens it will become harder to hit faster pitching. The key to being a good hitter is a quick bat and short compact swing to the baseball.


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it matters what size you are and the bat

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