Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michelle Kuchera
Last year, in 2018, there were 14 homeruns hit in the World Series. The games were played at Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium; however, professional baseball stadiums are in unique places, and they have their own unique sizes and shapes. Had these games been played at different baseball stadiums, there would have been a different number of homeruns. This is due to factors like air density and dimension—distance to the fence and height of the fence—of the fields. By compiling data and writing code that uses said data to calculate whether a hit would have been a homerun at a certain park, the number of homeruns hit in the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium can be compared and contrasted with the number of homeruns the would have occurred had the World series been played elsewhere.