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Pitching speed in Little League World Series


Posted by: jenny finch (showgirl@aol.com) on Wed Dec 10 07:21:23 2008


> > > > > A couple years ago i saw one kid from maryland or virginia who threw
> about 75 MPH and that translated to about 115 or something like that if it was
> at major league distance for reaction time. But that kid was 12 i would say 63
> is pretty fast for a ten year old.
> > > >
> > > > Translate? 75mph is 75mph. This reminds me of women's Olympic
> softball pitching from 42 feet where TV announcers are always "translating"
> their weenie pitching speeds (about 65-70mph) into more impressive mens
> speeds.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > That’s an interesting comment Unclebuck44!
> > >
> > > Its my understanding that last year during an exhibition, Jenny Finch
> completely baffled a bunch of big name major league hitters with her “weenie
> pitching speeds”.
> > >
> > > College and Olympic softball pitching distance is 43 feet, not 42.
> > >
> > > Reaction time is a huge factor in hitting.
> >
> >
> > Olympic softball pitching was from 40 feet until a few years ago when the
> distance was slightly increased. Yeah, some major leaguers couldn't hit her.
> Wonder how much time they had to practice against softball pitching. Heck,
> some LL pitchers would give a few MLB sluggers trouble, too. You don't make
> the bigs by hitting 60 mph pitches. I don't hear of women softball sluggers
> trying their luck against Randy Johnson.
> >
> > The fact is Jenny Finch is about as fast as a good Little Leaguer.
>
>
> They measure the speeds by the time it takes for the ball to get to the plate. If
> a Little Leaguers fastball that is 75 mph takes a half of a second to get to the
> plate from 46 feet and a 115 mph fastball from a major leaguer from 60 feet
> that takes a half of a second to get to the plate the little leaguers fastball is
> translated to 115 mph.


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