Date of Award
Master of Science in Vision Science
20 players from Pacific University's baseball team were tested on the Bassin Anticipation Timer to determine if anticipation of coincidence as measured by the Bassin correlates to actual hitting tendencies. Bassin results indicate a non-significant correlation exists between actual batting performance and performance expected from Bassin testing. The Bassin triggering device was also held in three different positions to better mimic bat handling. Analysis indicated that the location and manner in which the trigger device is held and pressed makes no statistically significant difference. However, a significant correlation did exist between Bassin performance and strike percentage. Evidence in this study suggests a new manner in which the Bassin Anticipation Timer may be employed to study, and perhaps improve, baseball players' batting.
Garofalo, Rafe; Drotzmann, David A.; and Gabel, Don, "Anticipation of coincidence in baseball players" (1996). College of Optometry. 83.