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ABBS Inaugural Business Meeting

Everyone please look to join the American Baseball Biomechanics board members as they lead the inaugural business meeting on Friday, August 7th at 5:00pm EST in conjunction with the American Biomechanics Society conference. During this event we will discuss the bylaws of the organization and give an update from all the ABBS officers. We will […]

ABBS 2020 Inaugural Conference Recap and Video Availability

By Koby Close The American Baseball Biomechanics Society kicked off their first inaugural conference with three days of virtual research presentations and panel discussions. The mission of ABBS is to provide valid, valuable biomechanical information to baseball players, coaches, teams, and organizations and to set standards for biomechanical evaluations and analyses within a baseball setting. […]

Summer Conference Agenda and Speakers Announced!

The American Baseball Biomechanics Society will be hosting an Inaugural Virtual Conference on July 15-17, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm EST via Zoom. In these three days, we’re going to explore Emerging Technologies in baseball, discuss how Biomechanists are impacting baseball, and unveil the mission and purpose of ABBS. Please join us as we aim to […]

A Letter From the President

By Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D. Moneyball revolutionized baseball, revealing improved methods for valuing player performance. All MLB clubs now use analytics, and many have now entered the next revolution for a competitive edge – biomechanics. In addition to quantifying a player’s performance, teams are realizing the importance of measuring and optimizing the biology and mechanics that […]

A Brief Look to the Future of Baseball Biomechanics

By Gretchen Oliver, Ph.D. Baseball has always utilized the science from the box scores to the first hitting video analysis. Biomechanical movement analysis allows us to quantify movements which in turn allow us to generate performance indicators as well as injury susceptibility indicators. As the technology systems continue to improve, the overall leverage is the […]

Hall of Fame: Rob Shapiro, Ph.D.

Dr. Robert Shapiro is a man of many talents. Not only was he an early baseball biomechanist, he also was a founding member of the American Society of Biomechanics and the International National Society of Biomechanics. After working in baseball, Dr. Shapiro founded and directed the multidisciplinary Biodynamics Laboratory at The University of Kentucky, where […]


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