To hit a ball the maximum possible distance, the
trajectory off the bat should have a 35-degree angle.
A line drive travels 100 yards in 4 seconds. A fly to the
outfield travels 98 yards in 4.3 seconds.
An average head wind (10 mph) can turn a 400-foot home
run into a 370-foot routine out.
A curveball that seems to break over
14 inches never actually deviates from a straight line more than 3 1/2 inches.
Part of the ball's deviation from a straight line is governed by the equation: