News tagged with pitch

A new way to train your ears

Can you tell whether the first note in a catchy new tune is an A flat or a B flat? If yes, then congratulations. You have the exceedingly rare gift of perfect pitch.

Jul 16, 2013
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Why are there so many youth baseball-throwing injuries?

After three years of research, a multicenter, national research study led by Beaumont orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Joseph Guettler, M.D., may have some answers as to why youth baseball ...

Jun 14, 2013
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Finding sounds in an audible haystack

Listening to a single voice in a crowded cocktail party sometimes seems like picking a needle out of a haystack, but new research shows that people may be better at this than expected.

Jun 22, 2012
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Do you hear what I hear?

(Medical Xpress) -- In both animals and humans, vocal signals used for communication contain a wide array of different sounds that are determined by the vibrational frequencies of vocal cords. For example, ...

Mar 08, 2012
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Pitcher

In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the pitcher is assigned the number 1. In the National League and the Japanese Central League, the pitcher also bats. Starting in 1973 with the American League and spreading throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the hitting duties of the pitcher have generally been given over to the position of designated hitter, a cause of some controversy.

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