Saturday, June 09, 2007

The Things You Find on the Internet

From the May 2002 issue of Popular Mechanics:

First published June, 1913

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The rifle was loaded with blanks and attached to the Pitching Gun via a Telescoping Tube. The baseball's velocity was adjusted by extending or retracting the telescoping tube. Too bad the professors at Princeton are not still putting out cool gadgets like this.

The article mentioned that the pitching gun was accurate, but scared the heck out of the batters.

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