The big event of the softball season, the Women's College World Series, begins Thursday. One aspect I find interesting is that many of the dominant pitchers are very tall. Many of you are probably familiar with the underhand delivery of fastpitch softball, which implicates angular motion. The question is, does longer arm length lead to faster pitches (all else equal)? As I non-physicist, I have explored various sports-related writings and consulted with physicists to address this topic. What I've come up with, for now, is displayed on my college softball blog: http://collegesoftball.blogspot.com/2006/05/one-thing-that-cannot-have-escaped.html Any comments, corrections, clarifications, etc., are welcome. Just add them below. Thanks!