Yankees catcher, Gary Sanchez, takes some abuse at his position. Not only from public criticism of his struggles blocking pass balls, but also the constant force of catching baseballs for 9 innings of play. In this blog I will examine the force that Sanchez has felt while catching Chapman.
First, Aroldis Chapman can throw 105 mph (47 m/s) fastballs at Sanchez.
p= (.145 kg)(47m/s)
p= 6.8 kg*m/s
Say the time it takes for Sanchez to stop the ball is .1s
F = (6.8kg*m/s)/(.1s)
F= 6.8 N