The Fight for Speed: Some of the Fastest Pitchers in Baseball History

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Control, command, and movement are all important factors in baseball. But it’s the speed of a fastball that will often get a pitcher into college or professional baseball.

Professional pitchers can throw fastballs at 95 mph, with the ball getting from the mound to the plate in only 0.395 seconds. This speed is even faster than the time it takes for someone to take a full blink, 0.40 seconds.

Pitching speed is recorded as soon as a pitch crosses the home plate, with every stadium, report, and television broadcast displaying it for the audience.

The fastest pitchers in history threw baseballs with speeds upward of 95 mph. Get to some of them:

Walter Johnson

Walter Johnson was another of the fastest throwing pitchers in baseball history. During his 21-year career with the Washington Senators, he struck out 3,509 batters, won 417 games, and pitched a 2.17 ERA. His pitch was measured at a bullet testing range in Connecticut in 1912. This determined his pitching velocity at 83 mph. While, these measurements were inaccurate, they paved the way for future measurement efforts.

Johnson’s fastball was measured against a speeding motorcycle in 1914. It was estimated that his speed came up to 97 mph.

Bob Feller

The official pitching speed of Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller can never be known, because radar guns were still not prolific when he played in the mid-20th century.

Various efforts were made to measure his speed. Army equipment clocked him going 98.6 mph and, like Walter Johnson, his pitch was faster than a motorcycle going at 86 mph. Accounting for factors like time of measurement and the motorcycle’s head-start, Feller was credited with a throwing speed beyond 100 mph.

Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson’s professional baseball career spanned from 1988 to 2009. He was left-handed and 6’10, and he won 303 games with 4,875 strikeouts. His fastest official pitching speed was 102 mph measured in 2004. Likely, however, because of his extreme height and wingspan, his pitches were received by the batter 4 mph faster than they were measured. This is because there was a much shorter distance between the release point and the home plate.

Aroldis Chapman

No baseball speed list is complete without mention of Aroldis Chapman. He’d pitched less than 10 major league innings when he set the world record for the fastest pitch on September 24, 2010. His throw measured at 105.1 mph. Chapman continued to demonstrate dominance, receiving four All-Star nominations and striking out 507 batters in only 427.1 innings.

Chapman’s average fastball velocity was calculated at 98.8 mph. He led the National League in the number of triple digit pitches for the 2010, 2011, and 2012 seasons.

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The Science Behind Radar Guns

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How do you measure the speed of a fast-moving object? By using a speed radar gun, of course. A speed radar gun can quickly and accurately log the velocity of an object – such as a car or a ball – by using radar. Radar means Radio Detection and Ranging – it is a radio wave that bounces off something and returns, all the while traveling at the speed of light.

Though it is mostly seen in sports and law enforcement, radar guns are used in a variety of ways. It is also used in astronomy. With the help of electromagnetic radiation and the Doppler Effect, radar guns can detect and locate moving objects.

The Doppler Effect

Also known as the Doppler shift, the Doppler Effect was named after the phenomenon’s initial reporter, Christian Doppler, who was an Austrian physicist. It is the increase or decrease of a wave’s frequency as its source and its observer move toward or away from each other.

A common example of the Doppler Effect in action is the noticeable change in pitch that you hear when, for example, an ambulance rushes past you. Compared to the frequency that the siren is emitting, the frequency that is received is higher during the approach, the same when it is passing by, and then lower as it speeds away. It is important to note that, in the Doppler Effect, the actual frequency of the sound doesn’t change – just the observer’s perception of it.

The Doppler Effect can be experienced for any kind of wave, be it water, light, sound, or the like. We are just most familiar with the Doppler Effect and how it affects sound.

The Doppler Effect and Radar Guns

The Doppler Effect is the driving principle behind the radar gun. Like other types of radar, radar guns consist of a radio transmitter and a receiver.

Radar guns emit radio waves of particular frequencies in a specific direction. These radio waves hit many objects on its trajectory, which may include vehicles and balls. If there is an object in its path, some of the radio waves and electromagnetic energy will bounce back.

This is how radar guns in law enforcement work: The officer aims the speed radar gun at a moving vehicle. The radar gun will emit a burst of radio waves at a set frequency, which then strikes the moving car and bounces back to the gun. The gun then measures the frequencies of the returning waves. It determines the speed of the moving vehicle by computing the difference between the emitted frequency and the reflected frequency.

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Par for the Course: Choosing the Right Golf Balls to Increase Speed

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Although golf may seem like a slow and steady sport, speed is a determining factor when playing. Swing speed and ball speed can make or break your game.

Professionals and dedicated golf enthusiasts train for hours at a time just to improve their performance. Many would purchase radar guns on sale and invest in custom-fit golf clubs, as well. These help them keep track of their abilities and ensure their equipment match their current skill level.

And just as getting the right golf club (or clubs) is important, so is using the right golf ball.

A Quick Primer on Golf Ball Compression

Golf balls aren’t created equal. Picking the right kind of ball may improve your ball speed and entire game. Take note that golf balls are just as essential pieces of equipment as your golf clubs — perhaps even more. If you’re investing in golf clubs that are more balanced according to your strength, height, or playing ability, you can do the same with the golf balls you use.

Understanding golf ball compression can help improve your ball speed and entire golf game. Remember that compression is the amount of force necessary to compress a golf ball upon impact. Hitting a golf ball with a club deforms it slightly.

During this time, kinetic energy transfers from the club and gets stored in the golf ball as it tries to go back to its original spherical shape. A ball that’s too soft will waste energy as it deforms and regains its shape. Meanwhile, a golf ball that’s too hard may not deform enough and store enough energy.

Matching Swing Speed to Ball Compression

Golf balls are categorized according to its compression: high, medium, and low. Knowing your swing speed is the key to choosing the right golf ball compression.

Aside from using a radar gun to accurately and instantly measure your swing speed, you can also solve for it manually. A golf ball travels an average of 2.3 yards for every mile-per-hour of club or swing speed. Using that, the formula to get your swing speed is “average drive distance ÷ 2.3.”

The rule of thumb in picking the right golf ball is that swing speed and ball compression should be proportional. In short, the higher your swing speed, the higher your golf ball compression should be and vice versa.

Examples of golf balls with high compression are Bridgestone’s Tour B330 and e5 and Callaway’s Speed Regime 2 and 3. For medium compression balls, there’s the Bridgestone e6, Nike RZN Red, and TaylorMade Tour Preferred. Low compression balls include the Callaway SuperSoft and Srixon Soft Feel Lady.

Getting More than One Golf Ball

Make sure you use a golf ball that suits your current swing speed, rather than your goal speed. Looking too far ahead and using equipment fit for your future abilities may cost you your games today. Once you improve your plays, then that’s the time you move up to a higher ball compression.

However, it’s also a good idea to try a range of golf balls to find the right brand and model for your playing style and abilities. Additionally, the weather conditions when you play affects your golf ball’s performance. Softer balls are more effective for getting a better distance when playing in colder weather so make sure you have one or two low compression balls in your bag.

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Older and Stronger: At 37, Roger Federer is Still Swinging

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The life of a tennis player does not begin or end in tournaments.

Training for hours each day is just one of the many tasks of a professional tennis player. They also work with various tools, such as a speed radar gun and a swing analyzer, that assess their abilities on the court, helping them set benchmarks for improvement.

But, there are aspects of tennis that even the most advanced equipment cannot measure; grace and sportsmanship, for example, both of which Swiss tennis pro Roger Federer has. Considered the greatest male tennis player of all time, Federer is the first man to win 20 Grand Slam singles titles: eight Wimbledon titles, six Australian Open titles, five US Open titles, and one French Open title.

If that isn’t legendary, we don’t know what is. Way past his prime, Federer is still swinging it.

Still at His Peak

Generally, tennis favors those who are younger, faster, and have more endurance like Greek tennis legend Pete Sampras who was already a pro at 16. Sports analysts say the peak age for a tennis player is 24 to 28 years old.

At 37, however, Federer has proven he’s not ready to retire yet, beating much younger opponents who are in their prime, including top seeds Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. At his age, Federer should be taking coaching jobs or watching by the bleachers by this time, but his titles speak for themselves.

Graceful Technique

Although perceived as a ‘luxury’ game, tennis can be brutal. For Federer, the sport doesn’t have to be. The Swiss maestro is a defensive tennis player who displays graceful forehand serves and returns.

His forehand strike is considered to be the finest in history, and, along with his Eastern grip, his forehand helps him pass shots and hit massive topspin. Unlike Djokovic, Federer can maintain his balance even when lunging for an out-of-reach ball, making him elegant to watch and less prone to injury. This style and his single-handed backhand are what help him endure long rallies against aggressive pros.

Game Attitude

Despite the psychological pressure of competing professionally even at his age, Federer is a calm and modest player on the court. But more than these, Federer is a patient player.

Otherwise, he would never have overcome his five year-Grand Slam title slump in 2012-2017, which could have pushed him to put the racket back in the bag. He was in the shadow of Djokovic and his archrival Nadal for quite some time, but the greatest of all time trained and learned in-between tournaments to get back in the game – and he did, when he beat Nadal at the 2017 Australian Open.

Many say Federer wins most of his titles at the locker room. His patience in training, his attitude in the court, and his physical-friendly techniques make him difficult to beat. It’s a long way to go before anyone else becomes the next Federer, but if you are serious about getting those Grand Slam titles, start putting in the hours in training sessions.

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The Mechanics of Bowling Speed Measurement in Cricket

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Considered a “gentleman’s game,” cricket is a team sport that charms players and sports enthusiasts alike with its highly distinctive gameplay. It is a product of different yet equally important elements: fielding, batting, and bowling.

Bowling is the part of the sport that brings the ball into the game at great speed. The history of cricket has seen some of the fastest bowlers, such as Shoaib Akhtar, Shane Bond, Brett Lee, J. Thomson, and Malcolm Marshall). Currently, Shoaib Akhtar from Pakistan holds the record for the fastest delivery at 161.3 km/h.

The incredible recorded speed makes one wonder: “How do they measure the bowling speed quickly?”

There are two ways to measure bowling speed in cricket: radar gun and Hawk-Eye technology.

Radar Gun

Measuring bowling speed by a radar gun is similar to measuring the speed of a moving car. Also known as a speed gun, the speed measuring equipment consists of both a transmitter and a receiver. Sports officials purchase radar gun for sale because of its accurate speed measurement.

It measures speed by sending a radio wave reflected by the object along its path. In this case, it’s a cricket ball. The gun receives this echo and applies the principle of Doppler Effect (the change in wavelength or frequency of a wave as it approaches or moves away from the observer) and calculates the speed of the ball.

Advantages of using a radar gun:

  • Accurate speed measurement
  • Instantaneous recording of speed as the ball passes the gun. Players can immediately see the speed on the screen.

Hawk-Eye

Dr. Paul Hawkins originally invented the Hawk-Eye for television purposes in cricket. The system is composed of six (in some cases, seven) cameras positioned on the underside of the stadium’s roof. These cameras track the ball’s speed from different angles. Hawk-Eye uses the data from the six cameras to track the ball’s path from the time it leaves the hand of the bowler until it goes dead.

This speed measuring system is not infallible but is accurate within 3.6 millimeters. It also helps judges understand the length and direction at which the ball left the bowlers’ hand and headed to the stumps. Hawk-Eye also enables 3rd umpires to make the leg before wicket (LBW) decision by allowing them to see if the ball was actually in the line of the stumps when it hit the batsman’s pads.

Advantages of the Hawk-Eye

  • Accurate measurement of ball speed
  • Clearly states the authenticity of the ball hitting the stumps
  • Confirmation of the legitimacy of ball delivery

It’s impossible to measure ball speed manually. Fortunately, with radar guns and the Hawk-Eye system, this need not be a problem. With technology, it is easier to ensure the transparency in this gentleman’s game (or in any other sport, for that matter).

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Pitching Like Babe Ruth: What Does It Take to Become a Great Athlete?

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George Herman Ruth, Jr. is a formidable figure in the history of American baseball. He exuded total confidence and, at the same time, demonstrated that he is someone that every other American can relate to. Major League coaches and scouts have to keep this in mind when working with their athletes. After all, what’s a better path to greatness than the one taken by America’s beloved pitcher?

Having said that, here are a few lessons from Babe Ruth that can turn any dedicated individual into a great athlete.

Focus on What Contributes to Growth

Ruth didn’t have it easy when he was young. But when he was at St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys, he met Brother Matthias who introduced him to the game of baseball.

Brother Matthias taught the young boy how to read, write, and swing in the trademark Babe Ruth way. From there, Ruth developed his love for baseball, often practicing how to pitch properly and how to hit home runs. Instead of dwelling on the negatives, he put all his energy into his newfound love for the sport and establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with in the minor league.

This is something that coaches and athletes alike can learn from. Rather than dwelling on your failures or your lack, focus on what will improve your skills or elevate your status.

Everyone has their own opportunities, some better than others. But it doesn’t matter how great or fleeting an opportunity is. What matters is that you make the most of it and keep moving forward. Like Babe Ruth did, keep your eyes on the ball. Focus on what can make you better and lead you to the larger playing field. Don’t let distractions get in the way.

Keep the Passion Alive

The fear of failure should not stop anyone from reaching their dreams. Babe Ruth himself reminds fellow baseball athletes to never let the fear of striking out get in the way of reaching one’s full potential. But how can an individual overcome that fear and realize how great they can be?

If there’s one lesson we should learn from Babe Ruth, it is to look beyond fear and, instead, channel passion. Whether someone is a pitcher or a batter, they always have to swing as hard as they can and with everything they’ve got. And whether it is during training or at the most important match of the season, athletes always have to give 100 percent. By keeping their passion for the game alive, baseball players will challenge themselves to be better than they currently are.

Train Using the Best Equipment

All great athletes must start somewhere to reach the pinnacle of their career. Babe Ruth himself trained nonstop to achieve his famed skillset. As such, Major League scouts and coaches look for the best ways to develop the skills of baseball players everywhere. These include the right type of equipment for training.

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The Need for Speed: All About Radar Detectors

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Speeding is one of the major causes of traffic fatalities in the US. In fact, 10,111 people died due to speeding in 2016 alone.

Despite this, many drivers still break the speed limit. Some even resort to using radar detectors to avoid getting caught if an officer with a police speed gun is nearby. Multiple speeding tickets are not only costly but also affect insurance premiums while radar detectors cost less than $100, after all.

The workaround is losing its edge, however. Radar detectors are no longer as effective as they once were.

What Are Radar Detectors?

Radar detectors are devices that can be installed in cars to detect law enforcement officers with radar speed guns. Newer models come with mobile phone applications for ease of use. The device scans the Doppler radar bands used by speed guns and alerts the user once it detects one in the area. This allows drivers to slow down and keep within the speed limit before an officer catches them.

Take note that radar detectors are significantly different from radar jammers. While a radar detector is a passive device that does not affect speed guns, a radar jammer transmits radio waves to overload a speed gun and confuse its readings.

A State-to-State Basis

Radar detectors are legal in most states, with a couple of exceptions, because its alerts prompt drivers to drive slowly and safely. This is also why radar jammers are strictly illegal across the US — rather than slowing down, it encourages drivers to ignore speed limits and the police.

Virginia and Washington, D.C. are the two places that do not allow the use of radar detectors. Drivers caught using these devices receive serious fines and risk having their detectors confiscated. Moreover, simply possessing a radar detector in Washington, D.C. merits a ticket, same with non-speeding cars having working detectors in Virginia.

On the other hand, other states are more forgiving of the use of the device. Minnesota allows drivers to use radar detectors, as long as it isn’t mounted on the inside of the windshield. California likewise allows its private drivers to have and use one. Commercial vehicles, such as taxis, buses, delivery trucks, and ambulances, will be fined if found using radar detectors, though. New York, New Jersey, and Illinois, meanwhile, only permit private vehicles to install detectors.

Law Enforcers and LIDAR guns

Police and other law enforcers are making the switch to Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) speed guns to counter drivers and vehicles with radar detectors.

LIDAR police speed guns emit laser signals rather than radio waves. It measures the amount of time it takes infrared laser light to reflect off a speeding vehicle. Laser speed guns offer higher accuracy and are virtually invisible to detectors, thanks to its focused infrared beam. It targets a single vehicle and hits a specific point, usually the license plate, and works at greater distances than radar guns. Illegal radar jammers don’t work on LIDAR guns, as well.

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The Fastest Pitches Recorded in Baseball History

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This baseball season has seen intense games and great performances from our favorite players. There are moments in this season that we are bound to remember, along with the record-breaking moments we cannot forget.

State-of-the-art radar guns and other sports equipment have allowed Major League Baseball (MLB) to record the fastest pitches ever made on the field. Let us look at some of these record-holding feats in history.

The Unsung Heroes

Despite the facts and records that we’ve listed here, there may be pitches in the past that break the current record holder, but we will never know that for sure. Hall of Fame member Bob Feller, for example, earned the respect of members who claimed he was one of the best pitchers of their time.

However, during that period, baseball radar guns were scarce. Army equipment and computations recorded one of his 1946 pitches at 107.9 mph. This is higher than the current record holder, but due to the disputed inaccuracies in computation, many claim the speed was only up to 102 mph.

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Aroldis Chapman, 2010

Cuban-American Aroldis Chapman currently holds the world record for the fastest baseball pitch from a male player. According to the Guinness World Records, Chapman made the pitch on September 2010 in San Diego with a record of 105.1 mph. At the time, he was playing for the Cincinnati Reds against the San Diego Padres.

Nolan Ryan, 1974

Baseball fans debate whether Nolan Ryan, who lost his Guinness World Records title as the fastest pitcher, deserved to remain in the books as the fastest pitch thrower. In August 1974, a laser radar measured 100.9 mph from one of his throws.

However, some experts believe that his actual speed was more than this. The ball’s speed was recorded just before it crossed the plate. However, if the radar were in the standard position it is in today (the same position where radar guns recorded Chapman’s speeds), he would remain the record holder, as it would have measured 108.1 mph.

Jordan Hicks, 2018

Looking to the future, we may see a new record holder. Cardinals Rookie Jordan Hicks started Opening Day appearance strong and became the youngest pitcher to throw pitches over 101.6 mph. With an average velocity of 96.8, he is not far from reaching Chapman’s average speeds, according to the MLB.

Baseball fans should know some of these pitching records. While we may never know the real speeds of older games and Hall of Fame members who did not have the privilege of accurate radar gun technology we do today, we can look at the present and future baseball players knowing we have the equipment to record these moments accurately as they happen.

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Are Speed Guns Accurate Enough for the Court?

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Police and traffic enforcers can apprehend drivers for a number of misdemeanors. For cases such as speeding, the car’s speed is the only evidence an enforcer may use. While most states allow the use of speed gun results in court, there are certain limitations to it that a driver can challenge when charged with speeding.

Speed Guns in the Wrong Hands

If a driver discovers that an unqualified enforcer used a speed gun, he or she may challenge its results. Officers who use speed guns must pass an approved and certified training program before they can handle one.

If a driver’s state requires this, he or she might look at the officer who issued the ticket. If the officer is uncertified, the driver can argue that the speed gun’s results are faulty due to the operator and not because they were speeding.

Faulty Calibration Schedules

Another way drivers may challenge the speed gun’s results is to check for its calibration and quality. To achieve the best results, enforcers must schedule a calibration of their speed guns. Sometimes, this is scheduled by the state.

Calibration requires adjusting and a tuning fork test to provide accurate readings. If enforcers do not use a tuning fork or do not follow the speed gun’s calibration schedule, drivers can challenge the speed gun’s results as faulty evidence.

Using the Best-Quality Speed Gun

These aspects do not focus on the speed gun itself but the person using and maintaining the speed gun. However, the reliability of a substandard speed gun that cannot promise accurate results may also be questioned in court.

When it comes to purchasing speed guns, police, traffic enforcers, and other authority figures on the road must choose high-quality speed guns for accuracy and precision. Many speed gun brands stand out in the sports industry and police sector, providing accurate results for many years.

LIDAR vs. RADAR

Two forms of speed gun technology exist in the market, both with its own way of detecting speeds. LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) guns use rapid laser signals to record the time it takes for lasers to bounce back from the obstacle, measuring speed and distance. RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) guns work similarly, except with radio waves.

While both are effective in detecting speeds, LIDAR guns provide more accuracy, and its technology trumps illegal radar jammers used to distort the waves to record a speeding vehicle. Officers and enforcers should continue to use high-quality LIDAR guns. Brands such as DragonEye, which provide speed guns to military and private security firms, provide accurate results.

Enforcers continue to use speed guns in a court of law since its accuracy in recording speeding violations remains generally infallible. While some human error may put its accuracy and vulnerability at risk, high-quality speed guns can still provide reliable evidence.

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Exit Velocity: An Accurate Way to Judge Baseball Hitter Performance

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The “exit velocity” craze is making waves in Major League Baseball. The term refers to the measurement of a baseball’s speed as it leaves the bat, right after a player makes contact. It’s being heavily discussed because of how it could reveal much about the technicalities of a player’s performance.

The New York Mets takes exit velocity seriously. In fact, John Ricco, assistant general manager of the team, maintains that the right exit velocity could help players reach a home run. In turn, Ricco described how, with the use of a radar gun, the best performing players could be singled out. Teams can then use exit velocity data to their advantage, improving player performance and keeping fans entertained.

Exit Velocities and Home Runs

For years, sabermetricians — those who collect and summarize relevant data involved in in-game baseball activity — have theorized that there is no accurate way to measure how fast the batter hits a ball toward a pitcher. In fact, statistical analysis has only been able to measure how fast a pitcher throws a ball. Some researchers suggested identifying the proper “crack of the bat,” as a way to measure a ball’s velocity.

It wasn’t until the concept of exit velocity was proposed that calculating ball velocity after a player hit a ball became a lot easier. Ex-Met players Ike Davis and Lucas Duda show how relevant it is to the outcome of a game. While both were left-handed power hitters who were close in age, Duda had a significant advantage because he had a better exit velocity.

Analysts believe that a batter needs an exit velocity of 95 miles per hour to hit a home run. The number is not difficult to achieve, however, since it is normal for players to go over that figure.

A New Challenge for Baseball Players

Not everyone is convinced of the value of exit velocities, however. Some choose to focus on other factors like how the way pitchers throw the ball to win the game.

Several analytics teams have calculated how exit velocity enhances baseball performance. They view the measurement as a way to evaluate players and identify room for improvement. A lower exit velocity can, for instance, suggest that a player needs to adjust his swing relative to the way he holds the bat.

A lot of factors come into play when achieving the ideal exit velocity, though. Timothy Chupp, a nuclear physicist from the University of Michigan, says it requires hitting the ball in the right place at the right time. Hitters need to give the bat an undercut to make the ball backspin and give the ball an extra boost. This makes it difficult for everyone but the players to achieve.

A Reliable Measurement of Ball Speed

Exit velocity data is easier to measure, thanks to Stalker baseball radar guns, which offer proper velocity feedback and a clear display. They are a reliable tool because they provide accurate measurements like how fast a pitch is moving toward the plate, or the speed of a ball as it leaves the bat.

Teams are playing closer attention to exit velocity because it brings them one step closer to a home run. Radar Sports, LLC can help you accurately measure the speed of blazing fastballs with its guns and equipment.

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