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The fastest recorded pitch in the MLB was thrown by Nolan Ryan in 1974. If this pitch were thrown horizontally, the ball would falll .809m (2.65 ft) by the time it reached home plate, 18.3 m away (60 ft).
The acceleration of gravity is 9.81 m/s^2. How fast was Ryan's pitch? Answer in units of m/s.