Baseball Lab: Why Do Wooden Bats Break?


Sometimes during a Major League Baseball game, the pitcher can throw a ball that shatters the hitter’s wooden bat when he swings. Maybe you’ve even seen this happen during a Boston Red Sox game. Do you know why the bat breaks?

“NESN Clubhouse” host Gary Striewski went to American University and found out why bats break and where the sweet spot is located. Check it out in the video above.