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How fast was the fastest pitch ever thrown in MLB history?

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Aroldis Chapman - 105 mph pitch in Sept. 2010 Reds V PadresActualy the information below is false. Joel Zumaya never pitched 105 mph. He topped out officialy at 104.8 which is still fast enough to burn the hair off your face. However Aroldis Chapman of the worlds oldest, historical and first ever profesional baseball team the CINCINNATI REDS officialy hit 105 MPH making him the record holder for the worlds fastest pitch every thrown. The crazy part he said he was not feeling at his top when he threw it. He hit 4 other pitches in the same game at 104. He threw a total of 25 pitches in this game after a weeks rest. This guy makes nolan Ryan look like a softball pitcher. However hes got a long way to go to be talked about being in the same league as nolan Ryan. Everyone knows that.

Here is the official answer according to the official MLB record books!

Pitcher

Radar Speed

Date / Box Score

LocationAroldis Chapman ^105.0 mph09-24-2010PETCO Ballpark

Joel Zumaya *

104.8 mph

10-10-2006

McAfee ColiseumNeftali Feliz ^103.4 mph09-01-2010Rangers BallparkBobby Parnell ^103.0 mph08-18-2010Minute Maid Park

Armando Benitez

102.0 mph

05-24-2002

Shea Stadium

Jonathan Broxton *

102.0 mph

05-14-2009

Citizens Bank Park

Bobby Jenks

102.0 mph

08-27-2005

Safeco Field

Randy Johnson

102.0 mph

07-09-2004

Pacific Bell Park

Matt Lindstrom

102.0 mph

05-16-2007

PNC Park

Robb Nen

102.0 mph

10-23-1997

Jacobs FieldHenry Rodriguez ^102.0 mph08-22-2010The Coliseum

Justin Verlander * †

102.0 mph

06-12-2007

Comerica Park

A.J. Burnett

101.0 mph

05-31-2005

PNC Park

Joba Chamberlain

101.0 mph

08-24-2007

Comerica Park

Rob Dibble

101.0 mph

06-08-1992

Candlestick Park

Kyle Farnsworth

101.0 mph

05-26-2004

Minute Maid Park

Eric Gagne

101.0 mph

04-16-2004

Pacific Bell Park

Ubaldo Jimenez **

101.0 mph

10-07-2009

Citizens Bank Park

Tim Lincecum *

101.0 mph

08-07-2009

AT&T Park

Jose Mesa

101.0 mph

05-01-1993

Cleveland Stadium

Joel Zumaya - 105 mphAt the Minnesota Twins Metrodome on July 3rd 2009, the Detroit Tigers Joel Zumaya threw a pitch that was registered at 105. It was in the bottom of the 10th inning i believe (although it may have been the bottom of the 11th, the innings tend to blend into each other in a 16 inning game). It has yet to be "officially" verified (and thus placed among the record books). He registered 1 other pitch at 104 and several more at 103. I personally watched the game and as a Tigers fan, have seen him pitch in about 85% of his games. On a side note, I was at the TIgers-Astros game on 06-27-06 when Zumaya threw 103 in the top of the 8th 3 times. Interestingly, Roger "The Rocket" Clemens started for Astros, and hit 97 mph once, but that pitch looked like a change up in comparison to Zumaya's fastballs. Seeing a fast pitch on TV does NO justice to witnessing that speed in person.

It should be noted though that the Metrodome is one of the the most notorious fields for the ball moving significantly quicker than other fields (and no, the "air conditioner" theory about blowing the ball is a fallacy, the difference in barometric pressure inside the aging dome as opposed to the outdoors or other modern domes is the most likely explanation for this widely known unusual behavior of the ball) This also may be part of the reason why the Twins play so well at home especially in recent history.

Also, The biomechanical limits of the human body based on fixed ratios of arm bone lengths, tendon & ligament maximum strength and the size of the muscles required to throw XXX speed set a scientific and mathematically calculated limit on the speed a ball can be thrown at 105 mph. Any pitch reported to be faster was either thrown by Robocop or was recorded by an inaccurate or outdated radar gun. For instance, Bob Fellers "107 mph pitch" allegedly recorded at an airforce base was corrected and recalculated to be 98 mph, due to the primitive nature of the radar gun (which was just being developed at that time). accurate speed readings on radar guns (for the sake of "records") weren't developed enough to be reliable until the early 1990's, so any pitch speeds recorded before then should not be trusted as accurate.

--> All information (to the very best of my knowledge) is accurate, true and verifiable if you wish to research it.

-If Joel Zumaya could keep his shoulder in one piece, he would be much more formidable. Strangely enough, his offspeed power curveball (thrown between 83-87 mph) seems to be his most effective pitch because of the change of speed and movement that juxtaposes his laser beam 4SFB, but he unfortunately relies almost entirely on his 4SFB, which he typically throws about 90% of the time.

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Zumaya had one sole purpose in his life. To break the MLB record for fastest pitch. But human physiology will prevent this young athlete from a long successful career. Everyone thinks its amazing when some pitcher comes in and can rifle that ball 100+ mph across that plate, not just once, but pitch after pitch after pitch. Granted to some degree i think its a pretty amazing feat as well but to me the consequinces of that ability, don't make it so amazing anymore. The human arm can only handle so much torque. It doesnt matter how young you are, how healthy you are, or how much muscle you have. The tendons and ligaments in your arm WILL tear, when you keep pushing your arms threshold for torque allowance. As the person above said "if Zumaya could keep his shoulder in one piece", is the perfect example of pushing your arms limits. He's already done damage to his arm and WILL never be the same again. All those 100+ mph fastballs everyone has seen him throw have put an end to this possible future good player's career. So if anyone has heard the old saying " you'll throw your arm off" ? look at Zumaya, because the saying, scientifically true.

Aroldis Chapman - 104 mph pitch in Sept. 2010

At the Reds vs. Brewers game on September 1, 2010, Aroldis Chapman threw a fastball clocked at 104mph, but it is believed he can go to 105. So i would say that the fastest pitcher of our time has got to be Aroldis Chapman. Simply because there has never been any record of the pitch going faster for any reason at the Great American Ballpark in Ohio due to such things as A.C. changing the speed or then wind blowing or anything like that, it was just Aroldis's full out arm strength that got him the 104mph fastball across the plate in the Reds 6-1 win against the Brewers to complete the 3 game sweep. Putting the Reds 8 full games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Is Casey Jewish?

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no

Where did Casey grow up?

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his moms stomach

How much does Casey weigh?

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Cassie Scerbo is a well known actress. She does not give out her weight to the public. She is approximately 5 ft 2 inches in height.

Why is there no joy in the poem mudville?

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The poem "Casey at the Bat" is set in Mudville, where there is no joy because the mighty Casey strikes out, leading to the team's defeat. The lack of joy emphasizes the disappointment and sadness felt by the fans and the town as their hero fails to deliver in a crucial moment.

What minor league team did Phil Niekro play for?

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1959: McCook Braves of the Nebraska State League and Wellsville Braves of the New York-Penn League.

1960: Jacksonville Braves of the South Atlantic League and Louisville Colonels of the American Association.

1961: Austin Senators of the Texas League.

1962: Louisville Colonels

1964: Denver Bears of the Pacific Coast League.

1966: Richmond Braves of the International League.

What does it mean if a minor league player is on assignment?

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When a minor league player is on assignment, it means they have been temporarily sent by their major league team to play for their minor league affiliate. This could be for various reasons, such as to gain more playing time, work on specific skills, or recover from an injury.

What is a minor league baseball players signing bonus worth?

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Minor league baseball players typically receive signing bonuses ranging from a few thousand dollars to a couple hundred thousand dollars, depending on various factors such as the player's talent, draft position, and negotiating leverage. It is not uncommon for players signed in later rounds to receive lower bonuses compared to those signed earlier in the draft.

Casey at bat as a alliteration?

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Casey crushed the ball, causing cheers from the crowd to cascade through the stadium.

Who what when where and why about Casey At The Bat?

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Casey at the Bat" is a famous narrative poem written by Ernest Thayer in 1888. It tells the story of Casey, a confident baseball player whose team is down by two runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Although Casey strikes out in the end, the poem highlights themes of hubris and the unpredictability of sports.

What is the theme to casey at the bat?

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The theme of "Casey at the Bat" revolves around the unpredictability of sports and the consequences of overconfidence. The poem highlights how pride and arrogance can lead to downfall, as seen in the protagonist Casey's failure to perform when the pressure is on. It serves as a cautionary tale against hubris and the importance of humility.

Who is the author of the baseball poem Run It Out?

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The author of the baseball poem "Run It Out" is Jeff Copeland. This poem emphasizes the importance of effort and hustle in sports, encouraging players to always give their best effort and never give up.

Was 'Casey at the Bat' written about a real Casey?

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No, "Casey at the Bat" is a fictional poem written by Ernest Thayer in 1888. It tells the story of a fictional baseball player named Casey who strikes out in a crucial moment of a game. The character of Casey was not based on a real person.

What is the hardest hit to get in baseball?

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The hardest hit to get in baseball is typically considered to be a triple, where the batter reaches third base safely before the defense can retrieve the ball. Triples are rare due to the combination of speed, hitting ability, and fielding challenges required to achieve one.

Do you field a baseball bare handed?

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It is not recommended to field a baseball barehanded, as it can lead to injuries such as cuts, bruises, or fractures. It is best to use a glove when fielding a baseball to protect your hands and improve your grip on the ball.

What are the components of a baseball?

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A baseball consists of a core made of rubber or cork, wrapped in yarn, covered with leather panels stitched together. It typically weighs between 5 to 5.25 ounces and has a circumference of about 9 to 9.25 inches.

What is the length of a baseball field?

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The length of a standard baseball field is approximately 90-95 meters (300-330 feet) from home plate to the outfield fence.

Why do you play baseball?

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I play baseball because I love the adrenaline rush of competition, the teamwork involved, and the opportunity to showcase my skills and passion for the game.

What years was there a 1953 Red Sox yearbook published?

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A 1953 Red Sox yearbook would have only been published in the year 1953. Other Red Sox yearbooks are published almost yearly, or biannually.

What does 'working out of the stretch' for a pitcher mean?

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When there are no runners on base, pitchers take a "full windup", which usually entails a lot of motion with the legs and arms; it takes a relatively long time for this windup to take place and the ball to be released. When there are runners on base, they are allowed to steal the next base and could easily do so if the pitcher takes his full windup. So to counter-act that, pitchers "work out of the stretch," which means they stand with their back foot parallel and adjacent to the pitching rubber. After getting their signal from the catcher you will see them bring the ball to their glove and come to a stop before pitching. From this position they can quickly throw to the base where the runner is to make sure they aren't getting too big of a leadoff. And when they do pitch the ball they just take a fairly quick step forward and fire the pitch. This step is much faster than the rocking motion they use when in the "windup" and therefore there gives much less time for the runner to steal a base. Many relief pitchers will always "work from the stretch" even without runners on base. Since they come into the game with runners on base often, trying to keep consistent with two different pitching deliveries isn't worth it.

In what magazine did Debra Clemens pose in a bikini with her husband Roger?

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Debra Clemens posed in a bikini with her husband Roger for the July 2003 issue of "Sports Illustrated."

How much money does a sports writer earn?

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Sports writers' salaries can vary depending on factors like experience, location, and the organization they work for. On average, sports writers earn between $40,000 to $80,000 per year. Top earners can make over $100,000 annually.

Baseball is my favorite sport.Is baseball proper noun?

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-noun 1. a game of ball between two nine-player teams played usually for nine innings on a field that has as a focal point a diamond-shaped infield with a home plate and three other bases, 90 ft. (27 m) apart, forming a circuit that must be completed by a base runner in order to score, the central offensive action entailing hitting of a pitched ball with a wooden or metal bat and running of the bases, the winner being the team scoring the most runs.