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The beginning of our multi-part series looking at visual acuity, perception-action coupling, and representative design in pitching tracking. Part 1 is a deeper dive into whether good vision is necessary to hit. Slide 1: Data and Images Published at Brooks Baseball ( Slide 2: Prospectus Feature: Introducing Pitch Tunnels (Pavlidis, Judge, and Long, 2017- Baseball Prospectus) Prospectus Feature: Updating Pitch Tunnels (Long, Pavlidis, and Alonso, 2018- Baseball Prospectus) Slide 3: Spin Rate and Swinging Strike Probabilities (Petitt, 2017- Exploring Baseball Data with R) Slide 4: Slicing and dicing the strike zone by pitch (Marchi, 2009- Hardball Times) Slide 5: Image Accessed via Image Accessed via ( Slide 6: Image Accessed via (Graphic Designed by John Blanchard) Image Accessed via Slide 7: Image Accessed via Fox Sports ( Slide 8: Image Accessed via OpticalVisionSite Slide 9: Image Accessed via Image Accessed via K4Health ( Slide 10: Do generalized visual training programmes for sport really work? An experimental investigation (Abernethy and Wood 2001) Slide 11: The visual function of professional baseball players. (Laby et al, 1996) Image Accessed via Three-dimensional displays and stereo vision. (Westheimer, 2011- Semantic Scholar) Image Accessed via Sydney Orthopedic ( Slide 12: The visual function of professional baseball players. (Laby et al, 1996) Vision and Gaze Behavior in Baseball Batting (Gray, 2017- Perception Action Podcast, Episode 83) Slide 13: Is optimal vision required for the successful execution of an interceptive task? (Mann, Ho, De Souza, Watson, and Taylor, 2007) The resilience of natural interceptive actions to refractive blur. (Mann, Abernethy, and Farrow, 2010 Slide 14: Image Accessed via
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