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Submission + - Winning the World Series with Math (sciencenews.org) 1

An anonymous reader writes: The fastest route around the bases, mathematicians show, is one that perhaps no major-league ball player has ever run: It swings out a full 18.5 feet from the baseline, early forming a full circle.

“I would definitely experiment with it,” says former American Major League Baseball outfielder Doug Glanville, who last played with the Philadelphia Phillies. “There’s no question in my mind that runners could be more efficient.”

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Winning the World Series with Math

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  • Because most of the time you really need to run fast when you circle the bases. ITPHR are so rare that I highly doubt World Series contention will be based on running quickly after you hit one over the wall.

APL hackers do it in the quad.