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 It's about one-and-one-tenth times as fast as a Fastball (baseball) In other words, 2,930 yards per minute is 1.1 times the speed of a Fastball (baseball), and the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 0.91 times that amount. (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 2,700 yards per minute. 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 four-fifths as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) In other words, 2,930 yards per minute is 0.84 times the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth), and the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 1.2 times that amount. (Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 3,500 yards per minute. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 60 seconds. It's about four-fifths as fast as a Tornado In other words, 2,930 yards per minute is 0.8087965 times the speed of a Tornado, and the speed of a Tornado is 1.236405 times that amount. (EF2) (wind speed range average)According to the Enhanced Fujita scale implemented by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, a "significant" tornado has an Enhanced Funjita scale classification of EF2 and is characterized by wind gust speeds between 3,226.6670 yards per minute and 4,018.6670 yards per minute. The largest recorded tornado — an F4 event occurring in Nebraska in May, 2004 — was almost 4.02 km (2.5 mi) across. It's about one-and-three-tenths times as fast as a Curveball (baseball) In other words, 2,930 yards per minute is 1.3 times the speed of a Curveball (baseball), and the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 0.77 times that amount. (a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 2,200 yards per minute. 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 one-and-one-third times as fast as a Hurricane In other words, 2,930 yards per minute is 1.35 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 0.741 times that amount. (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 2,170 yards per minute. 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 5,650 yards per minute. It's about one-and-a-half times as fast as a Cheetah In other words, 2,930 yards per minute is 1.455 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 0.6873 times that amount. (Acinonyx jubatus)The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 2,014 yards per minute in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds. It's about one-and-a-half times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball) In other words, 2,930 yards per minute is 1.5 times the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball), and the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 0.67 times that amount. (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 2,000 yards per minute. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.