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balls and rising pitches as well. Math enables an analyst to identify not only how long it takes each of these pitches to arrive at the plate, but how far the pitch moves on its way there. This overall movement during the pitch is part of the measurement of its displacement. Comparison of reaction time shows exactly how softball and baseball relate, and can also be used to compare these sports with others that have reaction time as a critical component. Finally, the potential to identify exactly why injury risks occur for pitchers can lead to changes that will preserve their health while allowing them to continue to pitch at a high level.