MythBusters

Baseball Myths

Season 5, Ep 14, Aired 8/8/07
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  • Episode Description
  • A Bunch of Baseball myths batter up to the MythBusters, with the help of Roger Clemens. Does a corked bat hit balls farther? Does a humid baseball fly shorter than a dry one? The Physics of baseball pitches. Is sliding into base faster than running and stopping? Is it possible to hit a baseball hard enough to knock the hide off a ball without destroying the insides?

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kari Byron

    Mythbuilder

  • Tory Belleci

    Mythbuilder

  • Adam Savage

    Host

  • Robert Lee (XXVI)

    Narrator

  • Jamie Hyneman

    Host

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • swing batter...

    By xblvr, Aug 19, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Tory: We're sliding! Grant: What? Tory: Do you watch sport? Grant: Robotic Combat. : What? Grant: That is a sport.

    • Grant:(placing a flag on the baseball field) *bzzt* This is one small step for man one giant leap for mankind.

    • Narrator:(revealing the speed of a baseball shot out of the steam cannon)It clocks in at 79 mph, oh well close enough.

    Notes (3)

    • Corked Bat: BUSTED Humid Balls: PLAUSIBLE Rising Fastball: BUSTED The Slide: CONFIRMED Knocking The Hide Off: BUSTED

    • Guest Stars Major League Pitcher, Roger Clemens.

    • The opening credits were altered. Jamie and Adam are shown in baseball players' garb.

    Allusions (1)

    • Quote: This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. This is a reference to what Neil Armstrong said when Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

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