posted by mb on .
one of the fastest recorded pitches in major league baseball. thrown by billy wagner in 2003, was clocked at 101.0 mi/h. if a pitch were thrown horizontally with this velocity, how far would the ball fall vetically by the time it reached home plate, 60.5 ft away. Report answer in units of ft.
h=1/2 g t^2, but time is d/v
h=1/2 32 * (60.5/v)^2
I get about two and a half feet in my head.