Why It's Almost Impossible to Throw a 110 MPH Fastball | WIRED

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  • Published on:  Thursday, April 12, 2018
  • More and more pitchers are throwing triple digits. The fastest of them tops out at 105 MPH. WIRED examines why the 110 MPH fastball is almost impossible.

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    Why It's Almost Impossible to Throw a 110 MPH Fastball | WIRED
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  • BAli Baba BABA

    BAli Baba BABA


    Just contact shoaib akhtar,bret lee to bowl fast..... actually very fast

  • Sukhbir Sekhon

    Sukhbir Sekhon

     2 days ago

    Is it that much harder to hit a fast ball than it is to catch a fast ball?

  • G - idle x TWICE

    G - idle x TWICE

     4 days ago

    My mom is faster than chapman

  • Johnny .Bravo

    Johnny .Bravo

     4 days ago

    This just isn't true because were talking about in the future and as we continue to evolve we won't be who we are today. Back in the fifties they said no one will ever throw 100. They'll be a day in the future when a pitcher will throw 120 mph and that again one day will also be broken through evolution.

  • Pete Patraglia

    Pete Patraglia

     5 days ago

    Roldy Chapnuts throws the bean 138mph’s

  • TechNick


     7 days ago

    Impossible? Nah son wait til I get my bionic arm. Ill be able to throw a fastball at 111mph and simultaneously give the middle finger.

  • martino amello

    martino amello

     7 days ago

    Amazing thing happens when you're trying to hit a really fast fastball. The ball appears much bigger than it really is. It's a trick your brain plays on your eyes. I always got scared by a 80-90+ pitch even when it wasn't coming at me. When it did come at me I couldn't duck out of the way fast enough.

  • MsUncleKevin


     7 days ago +1

    My fastest fastball was over 240 mph but i havent yet notifyed guinness..

  • satyakrishna


     7 days ago

    Please make a video about the mechanics of bowling in cricket, and if there is any human limit to bowling the fastest ball.

  • Im A Fanboy

    Im A Fanboy

     8 days ago

    53 mph is my masturbation rate

  • metalheadmnw


     8 days ago

    Yo check out Michael Kopech of the white Sox. Hes hit 110 in workouts. Never in a game. But he's done it.



     8 days ago

    The greatest pitchers of all time, AL-Walter Johnson and NL-Christy Mathewson threw as hard as these VASTLY overpaid, over pampered pitchers who donn't know what a complete game is; Johnson and Mathewson threw OVER 30 complete games in a season 7 times, Mathewson over 300 innings in 11 seasons, Johnson in 9......the all time greats played YEARS ago, no one will ever be anywhere near the equal of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson......and they didn't pull a hamstring running to first or have rotator cuff and Tommy John surgeries.......baseball now is a BUSINESS, not a sport

  • Dizy Tizy

    Dizy Tizy

     8 days ago

    This is the perception in cricket. You have bowlers maxing the pace out of the ball. The truth is that batsmen today are selected because they play the fast ball so well. In fact they play a ball at pace better than any other ball. Yet the bowlers keep bring more and more speed thinking they are some how going to get through. The reality is that the batsmen end up scoring off every fast ball and win. I wonder if this is the same stupidity which happens in base ball. Its not the speed, its the variation of speed.

  • John Rambo

    John Rambo

     8 days ago

    Nolan Ryan is said to have been able to throw 111mph

  • Robin


     9 days ago

    Sorry man. What are you going to show me when you can't even throw.

  • Boy Zao

    Boy Zao

     9 days ago

    what's that someone just threw a 110mph fastball

  • Nicholas Macdonald

    Nicholas Macdonald

     9 days ago

    Those graphics look hilariously out of date.

  • G Marru4

    G Marru4

     9 days ago

    I once threw a wiffle ball at 105mph

  • Fehler37


     12 days ago

    50k and they couldn't program a better graphic? pathetic...

  • jonathan yang

    jonathan yang

     13 days ago

    Lol my 11 pitcher on my team throws 61