- In the Media
If he told you, he would have to kill you.
So Alan Nathan, the University of Illinois scholar who is the unofficial physicist of Major League Baseball, is keeping his lips sealed.
“There is a limit to what I can talk about,” said Nathan. “It will become public soon.”
What is so sensitive that discretion is required?
Nathan and a group of fellow academics, on assignment from MLB Commissioner Rod Manfred, are closing in on the cause of the home runs being hit out of MLB stadiums in record numbers.