I would like to know how much speed is loss when a baseball is pitched. When a pitcher hurls the ball, it must lose speed before the catcher catches it because of the air resistance. So, if the catcher catches a 90 mph fastball, what speed was it going when it left the pitchers hand? The drag coefficient for a ball is 0.47 and the distance traveled is 60.5 feet. Let's make it easier by ignoring gravity.
How do I figure this out?