The Baseball Lab: What Is ‘Torque’ And How Do Pitchers Use It?

Have you ever heard the word “torque?”

If you haven’t, that’s OK, because we learned about it on “NESN Clubhouse” this week! Torque is a rotational force that’s experienced by a joint, and pitchers use it in their elbows when they throw. Check out the video above to learn more about what it is and why pitchers want to minimize it.

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