Sir Isaac Newton teaches us how to properly apply force to a baseball. His three laws of motion are our guide.

First of lets define a law in relative to science. The definition of a scientific law is such:

Scientific Law: This is a statement of fact meant to explain, in concise terms, an action or set of actions. It is generally accepted to be true and univseral, and can sometimes be expressed in terms of a single mathematical equation. Scientific laws are similar to mathematical postulates. They donâ€™t really need any complex external proofs; they are accepted at face value based upon the fact that they have always been observed to be true.

Specifically, scientific laws must be simple, true, universal, and absolute. They represent the cornerstone of scientific discovery, because if a law ever did not apply, then all science based upon that law would collapse.

So what this says is that scientific laws are taken to be

Newton's first law and how it applies to pitching a baseball:

Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.

Baseballs will stay at rest unless acted upon by an external force. They will also move in a straight line unless an external force is applied to it. Baseball pitchers need to apply they force in a straight line with respect towards home plate. Only the force applied in the X coordinate direction counts with respect to release velocity.

Newton's second law and how it applies to pitching a baseball:

The relationship between an object's mass m, its acceleration a, and the applied force F is F = ma. Acceleration and force are vectors (as indicated by their symbols being displayed in slant bold font); in this law the direction of the force vector is the same as the direction of the acceleration vector.

F=ma, or F(the force applied to the baseball in the X coordinate direction)=m(mass of the baseball)a(acceleration)

a(acceleration) is the change in velocity over a certain time period. So basically a(acceleration)=v(velocity)t(time)

Changing F=ma around we get a=F/m, since a=v/t we can substitute so v/t=F/m. We can also change this formula around to get this:

v(velocity)=F(force)t(time)/m(mass of the baseball). Since m(mass) is a constant, we find that v(velocity)=F(force)t(time).

That means that release velocity equals the force a pitcher applies to the baseball times the time period over which pitchers apply that force.

Traditional pitchers do NOT start to apply force to the baseball in the X coordinate direction with respect to home plate till AFTER their glove foot lands. Why is this? Because when their glove foot lands the baseball is either moving backwards, OR not moving at all, stopped still.

Using Mike Marshall mechanics, pitchers start to apply force to the baseball in the X coordinate with respect to home plate when their arm gets up to driveline height. They continue to apply force until release. Their driveline is longer than traditional pitchers.

Newton's third law and how it applies to pitching a baseball:

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

This means that the force a pitchers applies towards home plate is only as great as the force that they apply towards second base. Hence, the more force that a pitcher applies towards second base, the more force they can apply towards home plate, the more force, the more velocity, remember v=Ft.

Three ways you can apply force towards second base:

1. The pitching foot can apply force towards second base if pitchers "push" off of the rubber.

2. The glove arm can apply force towards second base if pitchers pull their glove arm straight back.

3. The glove foot can apply force towards second base if pitchers rotate on their glove foot and push back towards second base with it.

Traditional pitchers can apply force using their pitching foot. They could apply apply force with their glove arm, but most if not all DO NOT pull their glove arm straight back. Also, most if not all, "traditional" pitching coaches do NOT teach pitchers to pull their arm straight back towards home plate. Traditional pitchers definately do NOT rotate on their glove foot, so they CANNOT apply force towards home plate with their glove foot. Most of the time, if not all of the time, "traditional" pitchers apply force with their glove foot towards home plate, NOT second base.

Pitchers using Mike Marshall's mechanics are taught to apply as much force towards second base as possible, using the pitching foot, glove arm, and glove foot. Hence, pitchers using Mike Marshall's mechanics are taught to apply more force towards second base than "traditional" pitchers. More force towards second base means more force in the direction of home plate. Remember Newton's third Law.

So, if pitchers using Mike Marshall's mechanics are able to apply force over a greater distance, or time period, and also are able to apply more force, then consequently, pitchers using Mike Marshall's mechanics are able to throw with greater velocities than they would if they used the "traditional" motion.

That people say it hasnt been "proven" on the field is irrelevent. Scientific laws are taken to be

First of lets define a law in relative to science. The definition of a scientific law is such:

Scientific Law: This is a statement of fact meant to explain, in concise terms, an action or set of actions. It is generally accepted to be true and univseral, and can sometimes be expressed in terms of a single mathematical equation. Scientific laws are similar to mathematical postulates. They donâ€™t really need any complex external proofs; they are accepted at face value based upon the fact that they have always been observed to be true.

Specifically, scientific laws must be simple, true, universal, and absolute. They represent the cornerstone of scientific discovery, because if a law ever did not apply, then all science based upon that law would collapse.

So what this says is that scientific laws are taken to be

**absolute**and**true**.Newton's first law and how it applies to pitching a baseball:

Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.

Baseballs will stay at rest unless acted upon by an external force. They will also move in a straight line unless an external force is applied to it. Baseball pitchers need to apply they force in a straight line with respect towards home plate. Only the force applied in the X coordinate direction counts with respect to release velocity.

Newton's second law and how it applies to pitching a baseball:

The relationship between an object's mass m, its acceleration a, and the applied force F is F = ma. Acceleration and force are vectors (as indicated by their symbols being displayed in slant bold font); in this law the direction of the force vector is the same as the direction of the acceleration vector.

F=ma, or F(the force applied to the baseball in the X coordinate direction)=m(mass of the baseball)a(acceleration)

a(acceleration) is the change in velocity over a certain time period. So basically a(acceleration)=v(velocity)t(time)

Changing F=ma around we get a=F/m, since a=v/t we can substitute so v/t=F/m. We can also change this formula around to get this:

v(velocity)=F(force)t(time)/m(mass of the baseball). Since m(mass) is a constant, we find that v(velocity)=F(force)t(time).

That means that release velocity equals the force a pitcher applies to the baseball times the time period over which pitchers apply that force.

Traditional pitchers do NOT start to apply force to the baseball in the X coordinate direction with respect to home plate till AFTER their glove foot lands. Why is this? Because when their glove foot lands the baseball is either moving backwards, OR not moving at all, stopped still.

Using Mike Marshall mechanics, pitchers start to apply force to the baseball in the X coordinate with respect to home plate when their arm gets up to driveline height. They continue to apply force until release. Their driveline is longer than traditional pitchers.

**This means that they apply force to the baseball for a longer time period than traditional pitchers.**Newton's third law and how it applies to pitching a baseball:

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

This means that the force a pitchers applies towards home plate is only as great as the force that they apply towards second base. Hence, the more force that a pitcher applies towards second base, the more force they can apply towards home plate, the more force, the more velocity, remember v=Ft.

Three ways you can apply force towards second base:

1. The pitching foot can apply force towards second base if pitchers "push" off of the rubber.

2. The glove arm can apply force towards second base if pitchers pull their glove arm straight back.

3. The glove foot can apply force towards second base if pitchers rotate on their glove foot and push back towards second base with it.

Traditional pitchers can apply force using their pitching foot. They could apply apply force with their glove arm, but most if not all DO NOT pull their glove arm straight back. Also, most if not all, "traditional" pitching coaches do NOT teach pitchers to pull their arm straight back towards home plate. Traditional pitchers definately do NOT rotate on their glove foot, so they CANNOT apply force towards home plate with their glove foot. Most of the time, if not all of the time, "traditional" pitchers apply force with their glove foot towards home plate, NOT second base.

Pitchers using Mike Marshall's mechanics are taught to apply as much force towards second base as possible, using the pitching foot, glove arm, and glove foot. Hence, pitchers using Mike Marshall's mechanics are taught to apply more force towards second base than "traditional" pitchers. More force towards second base means more force in the direction of home plate. Remember Newton's third Law.

So, if pitchers using Mike Marshall's mechanics are able to apply force over a greater distance, or time period, and also are able to apply more force, then consequently, pitchers using Mike Marshall's mechanics are able to throw with greater velocities than they would if they used the "traditional" motion.

That people say it hasnt been "proven" on the field is irrelevent. Scientific laws are taken to be

**absolute**and**true**. Therefore, prove on paper is all that is needed. If this is not true, then all science based upon these laws, would collapse, such as the idea of gravity. And we all know gravity to be very very real and true.
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