Deer Hunting Forums banner
1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
295 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I covered the LLWS in Williamsport, PA last year and I have to say, it was one of most enjoyable sporting events I have ever covered. This is a 13-year old pitcher from Aruba with a 97-mph fastball. Note the ball in midair. Most of the batters swung after th ball was in the catcher's glove.

 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,347 Posts
I would much rather see the kids play over the pro's anyday I do think it is a lot more exciting
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
295 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I got a full page, all color feature out of it and had more emails than just about anything I have done in recent times. I was up there four days and had a ball.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,271 Posts
I'm guessing you mean since the mound is not at 60feet 6inches, the speed of his pitch is as if it's coming at 97mph. I'm sorry, but there's not a kid on this planet that can throw 97mph legitimately.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
295 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I'm guessing you mean since the mound is not at 60feet 6inches, the speed of his pitch is as if it's coming at 97mph. I'm sorry, but there's not a kid on this planet that can throw 97mph legitimately.
Better not tell the LLWS that. They compute actual speed of the pitch at 60 feet with what it would be from a regular mound. The kids throw about 72-74 and that is about mid-90's from a major league mound. It is determined by the amount of time the batter has to react.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
608 Posts
The LLWS is great from where I live. 2.5 miles Williamsport, PA
Tator was that you that said HM couldn't come because he was watching DWTS?? Or did I just make that up??/ Sorry HM you have been too quiet for two long. Me bad
daddus
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,271 Posts
Better not tell the LLWS that. They compute actual speed of the pitch at 60 feet with what it would be from a regular mound. The kids throw about 72-74 and that is about mid-90's from a major league mound. It is determined by the amount of time the batter has to react.

Distance From Pitcher's Mound To Home Plate In Little League Baseball | LIVESTRONG.COM

As per this article, it says that little league games for kids 12 years old and under are 46ft from plate to mound. For 13 year olds it's 60ft 6in. Are you sure this kid wasn't a 12 year old playing on a 46ft mound? The reason I'm asking is this- in softball (which I coach as well as baseball- it's my job!) they often say that a softball pitcher is throwing 60 mph but to a batter it's as if it's coming 90 mph because of the short distance (43feet). They are basing it off of baseball's 60ft 6in when they make this comparison. Basically what I'm saying, there is NO way a 13 year old kid is going to throw 97mph period. Now, if he was on a 46ft mound, and throwing maybe 70mph, it would appear to the batter as though it was 97mph. It's a comparison thing b/c major leaguers typically have to hit off pitchers throwing mid 90's. That's what baseball and softball fans are taking into account in the back of their mind and why they make the comparison for those folks who think 70mph from 46ft isn't THAT fast... when actually it is.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,271 Posts
The LLWS is great from where I live. 2.5 miles Williamsport, PA
Tator was that you that said HM couldn't come because he was watching DWTS?? Or did I just make that up??/ Sorry HM you have been too quiet for two long. Me bad
daddus

Daddus, are you re-reading old posts again? We haven't talked about DWTS or American Idol in about 6 months or more! lol

btw... american idol is TONS better than that stupid X-factor. :yes:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
295 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Distance From Pitcher's Mound To Home Plate In Little League Baseball | LIVESTRONG.COM

As per this article, it says that little league games for kids 12 years old and under are 46ft from plate to mound. For 13 year olds it's 60ft 6in. Are you sure this kid wasn't a 12 year old playing on a 46ft mound? The reason I'm asking is this- in softball (which I coach as well as baseball- it's my job!) they often say that a softball pitcher is throwing 60 mph but to a batter it's as if it's coming 90 mph because of the short distance (43feet). They are basing it off of baseball's 60ft 6in when they make this comparison. Basically what I'm saying, there is NO way a 13 year old kid is going to throw 97mph period. Now, if he was on a 46ft mound, and throwing maybe 70mph, it would appear to the batter as though it was 97mph. It's a comparison thing b/c major leaguers typically have to hit off pitchers throwing mid 90's. That's what baseball and softball fans are taking into account in the back of their mind and why they make the comparison for those folks who think 70mph from 46ft isn't THAT fast... when actually it is.
I have no idea, it isn't my job and I don't care. Whatever it is is what it is, if that is a problem for you, LLWS has a web site. Take it up with them. They say the kids throw the equivilent of a 95mph fastball or whatever speed it was. I am having way too muc fun poaching eggs and turkeys to worry about it. :coffee:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,461 Posts
I think the simple fact is if you put a radar gun on the ball it says the ball is traveling at X speed. All the comparison is just for that comparison and something to talk about. One thing it does say is he may become a professional leaguer some day! Apples and oranges to me. I do in fact catch a few LLWS games on TV and love the pure love of the sport the kids show. No harm Daddus, I'm on the hunt for Tator! :unsure:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
295 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
I don't have a clue what y'all are talking about and that is just the way I like it. End is result is a strike and the officials there said it was 97 mph. As I said, it is based on recation time from the time the ball leaves the pictcher's hand until the time the batter can hit it. As you can see, the ball is in the catcher's glove as the batter swings. And there are two does in my backyard.

And how about that picture quality?



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,271 Posts
This is a 13-year old pitcher from Aruba with a 97-mph fastball.
They say the kids throw the equivilent of a 95mph fastball or whatever speed it was.


Easy there man, I was just clarifying what you said, which you didn't say correctly in your first post. You yourself just wrote what was really said. All I'm doing is clarifying.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,942 Posts
I like watching little leaguers too, only because the kids I know from football and lacrosse all play and you see them doing other things. I don't like the pic of the catcher with his legs open and seeing that 90 mph baseball come zipping in there OUCH.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
295 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
I don't even watch the major league world series, don't care a thing about it. But I try not to miss a game when they start televising LLWS. I love watching those kids play.

I played as a kid until I discovered you could actuallymake real money riding race horses and then bucking horses. Never gave football or baseball a thought after that. For some reason, I liked making money. Funny thing...I still do.
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top