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# 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.

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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.

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