promotion image of download ymail app
pstewart5 asked in SportsBaseball · 1 decade ago

How many rotations will a baseball turn when it is thrown as a fastball at 96 mph from 60 feet 6 inches?

I know the answer to this but I want to hear what you think it is.

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    A fastball can spin at a top speed of 1800 rpm and a 96 fastball takes about .4 seconds to get to the plate. Therefore it rotates about 12 times.

    Source for spin speed: Popular Mechanics

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    This is not a knowable answer.

    The number of rotations a baseball will make is entirely dependent on the spin which is placed on it by the pitcher, regardless of the distance and speed supplied. One can assume that faster pitches generally will have a faster rotation, and will rotate more times over a longer distance, but you would need to know the rotational velocity of the baseball in order to answer this question.

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
  • 1 decade ago

    I wouldn't have an answer for that,so I will wait for the answer from you. Let us know how you get the answer also!!!! I'm curious

    • Commenter avatarLogin to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.