To Hit Homers, Night Owls Should Play in the Evening

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To Hit Homers, Night Owls Should Play in the Evening

Whether you’reِ building a fantasy baseball team orِ scheduling yourِ ownِ sporting event, itِ might pay toِ takeِ sleep schedules intoِ account.
According toِ a preliminary study ofِ Major League Baseball players, whetherِ you’re anِ early bird orِ a night owl helps predict howِ well you’llِ perform atِ morning orِ evening games.
(They looked atِ each player’s batting average, a ratio ofِ base hits toِ official times atِ bat.) Players whoِ wereِ morning types hadِ a higher batting average (.267) thanِ players whoِ wereِ evening types (.259) whenِ games started beforeِ 2 p.m.