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How do sleep habits affect baseball players?

The researchers found that pitchers who were morning types (“early birds”), as indicated on a special questionnaire, performed better than those who are “night owls” overall. In the early games, (those that began before 7 p.m.), the ERA for pitchers who were “early birds” was 3.06, while the ERA for the “night owls” was 3.49. However, if the game was in the evening (7 p.m. or later), “night owl” pitchers were only slightly better with an ERA of 4.07, then “early bird” pitchers with an ERA of 4.15.

So what does this mean for the Boys of Summer? Well not only does the early bird catch the worm, but he also seems to strikeout the batter!


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