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The lower air pressure allows the ball to fly easier through the air.

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Q: Why is a baseball hit farther at an higher altitude?
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Does a baseball go farther when hit by a wooden or metal?

it goes farther when hit by a metal bat

Does a baseball go further hit with metal or wood?

When hitting a softball you can hear the tink off of the bat. When you hit a baseball you hear kind of a slap and therefore when you hit a baseball goes farther.

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What effect does altitude have on sports games that use balls?

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Does the speed of the baseball effect how far it is hit?

yes, it gets more momentum and goes farther

Does the age of a person effects the length a baseball will travel hit by a bat?

it does the oldest hits farther

Does a baseball go farther when hitby a wood or metal bat?

it depends on how hard the ball is it if you hit hard with both meta and wood wood goes farther

Which type of baseball bat will make the ball go farther a wooden bat or metal bat?

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What baseball bats are illegal in cal ripken baseball?

Only wooden (or corked or jucied bats (bats that have been altered to hit the ball farther))

Why do batters hit more home runs in Denver?

Simple physics ... high altitude, air is thinner, less resistance, batted ball flies farther with the same bat speed applied.