Miles Per Hour & Pitching

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A pitcher can throw a ball at 95 miles per hour. What does that mean? How is this different from a car traveling at 95 miles per hour?

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A 95-mph fastball is traveling about 139 feet-per-second. That means it takes about 0.425 seconds to reach the plate. That's less than half a second for hand-eye coordination to do its thing and make a connection.

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What relationship is their between the ball traveling through the air and ground speed?

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the air and ground speed is about the aircraft

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Very good. This is a physics situation. Yes?

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Yes

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