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# Which travels faster-a baseball that is thrown or a baseball that is hit with a bat?

Updated: 10/21/2022

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There are a multitude of variable that need to be taken insto consideration. For each, How much force is being put into the swing or throw?? For The batted ball, it depends of the angle of which it strikes the bat. For the thrown, If there is the same force exerted on the ball as the batted ball, it will have half of the velocity. But, all variables considered, a typical batted ball travels with more force and velocity (Speed) than one thrown.

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