How Fast Does a Baseball Go When It Is Hit by a Bat?

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The average speed of a ball hit by a wood bat is approximately 98 MPH, while the average speed of a ball hit by a metal bat is 106 MPH. While these are average speeds, batters with more powerful swings will hit the ball faster than those with less power.

There are many factors that influence the speed of a ball hit by a bat, including the velocity of the ball thrown by the pitcher and the velocity of the bat when it comes into contact with the ball. Basic physics equations can provide a more exact answer when these variables are known.