Re: Re: Little League Pitching

Posted by: The Black Hole Lexicographer (Knight1285@aol.com) on Sun Jul 16 06:01:42 2000

What is the distance between the mound and plate in little league?
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> > What is the range of speeds between the faster little league pitchers and the slower ones. What is the speed of the average ones?
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> Dear Joe,
> I believe that that pitching distance is 45 feet, but that is only on recollection. Nevertheless, this figure does make sense; if one figures little scale has scales down their base paths to 60 feet, reducing its size by approximately 1.5, it also makes sense that their pitching distance would be reduced by the same amount (60/1.5), which yields a figure of 40 feet.
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> Therefore, my guess would place the pitching distance at 40-45 feet on a diagonal from home plate.
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> Sincerely,
> The Black Hole Lexicographer
> Knight1285@aol.com

Joe,
In regards to speeds, I am pretty sure that coaches gear hitters for the average fastball in little league by having them hit 45 mph fastballs in the batting cage. Using logic, the exceptional pitchers might throw 70 mph, which is a 25 mph difference. I believe, using this model, that the slow pitchers would throw approximately 20 mph.

For the above information, I am indebted to Ferroli's section of offsetting weight in Hit Your Potential. If you haven't already, you should buy the book--there is a wealth of information in it, even if some of his theorious are insidious to nonscientific baseball tradition, and you don't whole-heartedly agree with all of his findings.

Sincerely,
The Black Hole Lexicographer
Knight1285@aol.com

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