MadSci Network: Biophysics

Re: how come you can throw faster off pitching mound than flat ground>

Date: Tue Jan 5 08:12:32 2010
Posted By: Mitchell Maltenfort, Staff, Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University
Area of science: Biophysics
ID: 1262364732.Bp

When you throw a pitch, your arm moves in a curve even though the ball flies straight.

When you pitch, you also walk and the movement of your body is added to the movement of your arm.

Walking from the rear to the front of the mound, your body moves up and down. Throwing the ball, your arm moves up and down. That all adds up.

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