Which pitcher threw the fastest pitch and how fast did he throw?
Minor Leaguer Steve Dalkowski threw a 108 MPH pitch, the record.
The fastest pitch recorded in a major league game under modern valid conditions was 105 MPH by Aroldis Chapman.
Joel Zumaya... 102MPH ^^ 104 MPH, and the fastest humanly possible pitch anyone can throw based upon physics, is 105 MPH. That's the thing about physics. The fastest pitch, recognized by MLB was by Cincinnati Reds lefty phenom Aroldis Chapman. He was clocked at 105.1 MPH on September 25, 2010 in San Diego.
I believe I can answer this question. During the time Koufax pitched there was no reliable source to clock the speed of a pitch. However, it is estimated that he consistently threw at 100mph. There was only one pitcher that threw harder than Koufax during that time and his name was Ryne Duren. Most people on this site probably never heard of Duren, possibly including Chipmaker. I saw Koufax pitch many times and I have…
0. Example: Pitcher enters the game in the top of the 9th with his team behind by one run. There are two outs and a runner on first. The pitcher picks the runner off of first for the third out before throwing a pitch to the batter. His team scores two runs in the bottom of the 9th to win the game. The pitcher is credited with the win even though he threw 0 pitches.
To tip a pitch means you are doing something different to tip off the fact the pitcher is about to throw a particular pitch. A subtle change in delivery such as arm angle or speed of delivery. It could be in the way the pitcher grips or re-grips the ball in his glove. A pitcher wants to prepare for each pitch exactly the same way so he/she does not give away what pitch is coming.