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# What are the physics behind a curveball?

Updated: 12/19/2022

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15y ago

Not entirely sure what a curveball is, but the physics behind it is quite simple.

When a pitcher throws the ball, it goes straight, but gravity is also pulling it down.

Since it is goiig forward, it creates a downward curve.

To make it go left or right, just position yourself on the opposite side of the position you choose.

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