Shoulder joint velocity during fastball pitching in baseball

Xavier Gasparutto, E van der Graaff, Frans van der Helm, DirkJan Veeger

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the rotation and translation velocity of the shoulder complex during fastball pitching in baseball. 8 pitchers from the Dutch AAA team performed each 3 fastball pitches. Their motion was recorded by an opto-electronic device. Kinematic computation was performed using the quaternion algebra. The results showed that the endo-rotation, depression and backward rotation velocity of the humerus at ball release are initiated by a translation of the scapular girdle in the forward and upward direction before ball release.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISBS - Conference Proceedings Archive
Subtitle of host publication33rd International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports
EditorsF. Colloud, M. Domalain, T. Monnet
Place of PublicationKonstanz, Germany
PublisherInternational Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Pages908-910
Volume33
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event33rd International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports - Poitiers, France
Duration: 29 Jun 20153 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference33rd International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports
CountryFrance
CityPoitiers
Period29/06/153/07/15

Keywords

  • baseball
  • pitching
  • upper limb
  • shoulder
  • velocity

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