What would happen if a fastball pitcher could throw a baseball at 90% speed of light?


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Answering the important questions: What would happen if a fastball pitcher could throw a baseball at 90% speed of light?

3 comments

  • Patrick Ritchie

    That is brilliant xkcd is a wonderful source of geeky entertainment. My favorite quote:

    A careful reading of official Major League Baseball Rule 6.08(b) suggests that in this situation, the batter would be considered “hit by pitch”, and would be eligible to advance to first base.”

  • If something as massive as a baseball could be accelerated to .9c, I think you’d have a much bigger problem.

  • wade

    quite simply put, if indeed the thrown ball approached the Speed of Light, the ball would be unobserved to the human eye .

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