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# What is the fastest speed of any pitch of any pitch thrown and who pitched it?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### March 30, 2010 7:12PM

The greatest reliably recorded speed at which a baseball has been pitched is 200 mph by Joseph Chaney (California Angels) at Anaheim Stadium in California on August 20, 1974.

........i say yea rite to that HAHA

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