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How Much Time Does It Take for a 95 M.P.H. Fastball to Reach Home Plate?

How much time do you, as a batter, have before you need to decide to swing the bat? At what point between the plate and the pitcher’s mound can you tell what kind of pitch it is? At what point do you need to start your swing to be able to even contact the ball? If you’ve ever played baseball before, you know that this timing is within a fraction of a second. We found some pretty interesting facts through the course of our research. So, next time you watch a game, you’ll have a newfound respect for these players! Check out the graphic below!


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