Legend has Mantle at 3.1 from home to first. We know that Ichiro, considered the fastest in the game today has been timed at 3.7 so few believe Mantle could have been this fast. Unfortunately we do not have any solid evidence from the Mantle period to corroborate the 3.1 reports.
Fast pitch and baseball are the same. A softball glove is different.
yes but not head first
Soposivly 3.2 seconds
It takes him 3.93 sec. for him to get from home plate to first base.
A first base mitt, sunglasses, and fast reflexes
A first base mitt , sunglasses , fast reflexes
Run as fast as you can.
he runs 60 yards in 6.27 seconds
Yes. You cannot slide head first while advancing but you can dive head first BACK to a base.
This is supposedly true! But I personally heard Mantle being interviewed and asked about that 3.1 speed from home to first. And his answer was (paraphrasing) "yeah, but you gotta remember it was while I was drag bunting." In other words he sort of had a running start to begin with. I also remember from the interview how he downplayed that 565' home run by reminding the interviewer that (paraphrase) "yeah but that included the ball rolling on the ground to a stop." He was a real honest guy! He was my favorite! Wayne Arthur
you can say: running around the bases as fast as a cheetah.throw the ball to first base as hard as a ....
Inches Per Year :-)
I believe, yes and no, in fast pitch travel softball you are aloud to dive into 1st
'Hey Mickey' (Toni Basil) Is about the fastest song I know...
It is not possible to tell who was the first human to fast.
a few cent. per year...
If it hits the ground then hits the batter then yes. If it just hits the ground then no.
When you're already on base, you have the option of leading off of the base. When going to first, you have a disadvantage because you have to follow through with your swing, drop the bat, regain your balance, and run. You already know ahead of time if you hit a ball through the infield for a base hit, but if the ball is still in the infield, you must run as fast as you can to reach the base before the ball gets there. This is the reason they allow you to overrun first base.