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It's about nine-and-a-half times as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
In other words, the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 0.110 times 38,300 centimeters per second.
(a.k.a. rising fastball, a.k.a. cross-seam fastball, a.k.a. heater, a.k.a. hummer, a.k.a. smoker; for four-seam grip) (major league average)
The average speed of major league fastball pitch is 4,200 centimeters per second. When up against the quickest professional fastball pitchers, a batter may have less than 0.4 seconds to react to a pitched ball.
It's about eleven times as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
In other words, the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 0.091 times 38,300 centimeters per second.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 3,300 centimeters per second. In the 1940's, debate over whether there really was a curve in the curveball pitch was settled with the conclusion that the ball does curve; however, an optical illusion caused by the spin of the ball and the batter's perception of motion exaggerates the extent of the curve.
It's about eleven-and-a-half times as fast as a Hurricane
In other words, the speed of a Hurricane is 0.0862 times 38,300 centimeters per second.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
A hurricane is defined by the US National Hurricane Center as a Northern Hemisphere tropical storm having one-minute average wind-speeds of at least 3,310 centimeters per second. Typhoons Tip (October, 1979) and Keith (October, 1997) and Hurricanes Camille (August, 1969) and Allen (August, 1980) jointly hold the record for highest tropical storm wind speeds at 8,610 centimeters per second.
It's about twelve-and-a-half times as fast as a Cheetah
In other words, 38,300 centimeters per second is 12.480 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 0.08013 times that amount.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 3,069 centimeters per second in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds.
It's about thirteen times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
In other words, the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 0.077 times 38,300 centimeters per second.
(a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)
The average speed of major league knuckleball pitch is 3,100 centimeters per second. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.
It's about nineteen times as fast as a Greyhound
In other words, 38,300 centimeters per second is 19.10 times the speed of a Greyhound, and the speed of a Greyhound is 0.0524 times that amount.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 2,010 centimeters per second. Despite their racing prowess, greyhounds are not considered energetic dogs — the typical greyhound race requires the dogs to run for less than 35 seconds.
It's about twenty times as fast as a Gazelle
In other words, the speed of a Gazelle is 0.05 times 38,300 centimeters per second.
(for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")
A Thomson's gazelle can reach speeds of up to 2,000 centimeters per second. The gazelle's speed doesn't match that of its chief predator, the cheetah, but a gazelle's endurance usually ensures an escape in distances greater than 500 m (0.3 mi).