Question: what is the most efficent way to throw a baseball

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  1. Hi bencraven,

    I’ve only ever thrown a softball, not a baseball but I imagine the bio-mechanics are the same! I can’t pretend to be an expert on this and there are lots of coaches and sports physios who can give you some good advice!

    here’s a video of someone explaining exercises you can do to strengthen your pitching arm 🙂


  2. Hi bencraven,

    If I take the simpler question of how you should throw the baseball so that it travels as far as possible (which is not what you want to do in a game of baseball, of course), then the answer is that you should throw it at an angle of 45 degrees upwards.

    That, though, considers the effect of gravity on the ball but not the effect of air slowing the ball down, so actually you need to throw it at a bit under 45 degrees upwards.