Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
By employing a running program versus leg weight exercises, an analysis of the significance of the two training methods and their effect on the throwing endurance of the pitcher and on the velocity of the pitched ball was conducted in an attempt to assist in determining future coaching practices. The test measuring the velocity of the pitched ball and the test measuring leg strength were administered prior to and after the six-week training program. The data collected and recorded were statistically treated to determine the effects of the two types of training upon the throwing endurance of the pitcher and on the velocity of the pitched ball. The analysis of variance statistical procedure was employed to determine if a significant difference existed among the three groups investigated. The mean gain or loss difference between the initial and final test within the experimental groups and within the control group was treated statistically with the t ratio. The indications were as follows: there was no significant difference among groups for velocity of the pitched ball over a total of nine experimental innings. The running group did show a significant increase at the .05 level for individuals within the group in velocity of the pitched ball over a total of nine experimental innings. There was no significant increase among groups in velocity of the· pitched ball for the first two experimental innings or for the final two experimental innings. There was no significant increase among the individuals in the experimental groups in the velocity of the pitched ball for the first two experimental innings and for the final two experimental innings. Leg strength did not significantly increase among the experimental groups. Leg strength did improve significantly at the .05 level in the weight training group and at the .01 level in the control group.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Physical Eduction and training
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Porter, Anthony Joseph, "The Velocity of a Pitched Baseball as Affected by Two Varying Training Programs" (1969). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3591.