Quick question: Does it matter if a pitcher is gunned from the behind the plate compared to behind the mound? I want to know if there is any difference.
I don't have any scientific evidence to back up the following, but the majority of readings that I have seen people take are from behind the plate side of the field. It may be that the Doppler effect gives the radar gun a slightly less margin of error for things that are incoming vs traveling away from the radar source. But I think that the difference is not significant enough to amount to a single MPH so it wouldn't matter.
How do you calculate pitch velocity with a stop watch?
See it done. But don’t know the math.
On certain guns (e.g., Stalker Pro), I believe you can set the gun for inbound (behind the plate gunning pitchers) or outbound (behind the mound gunning pitchers).