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Did You Catch My Drift? Worksheet

Step 1. What factors are considered when a ball is pitched?

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Step 2. Using CurveBall, set the parameters that represents the curveball inside and the curveball outside. Identify those in the table below.

 CURVEBALL INSIDE CURVEBALL OUTSIDE Speed Spin Side Force

Step 3. Give a detailed written explanation of the differences between the pitches that Tommy has thrown.

Curveball Inside:

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Curveball Outside:

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Fastball:

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Step 4. Give a mathematical explanation of each pitch that Tommy has thrown.

Curveball Inside:

Curveball Outside:

Fastball:

Step 5. Based on your knowledge of CurveBall, what could Doug have said to Tommy? _______________________________________________________________________

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Step 6. Demonstrate your explanations to a friend using CurveBall.

BONUS: If Tommy is able to throw a Screwball (reverse spin), what are the differences that will be found in the mathematical parameters?