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Posted at 1:04 PM on May 6, 2005 by Ben Tesch

Study Finds Kids Can't Hit Slow Pitches
"When you throw something slowly to a child, you think you're doing them a favor by trying to be helpful," said Terri Lewis, professor of psychology at McMaster University. "Slow balls actually appear stationary to a child."

Study Reveals Baseball's Great Clutch Hitters
A baseball fan and statistics buff has proven that clutch hitters really do exist, putting statistics behind the obvious. The new study, by math and economics student Elan Fuld of the University of Pennsylvania, was announced by the university Thursday.

So who were the greatest under pressure? Relatively unknown Frank Duffy, Eddie Murray (perhaps that's why they call him "Steady Eddie") and (also relatively unknown) Minnesota Twin Luis Gomez stood out. Billy Buck was also noted for his clutch hitting, but he may more be more known for his lack of clutch fielding.

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