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    The Phantom 100-mph Fastball

    I'm a casual fan of MLB and was wondering if there is a pitcher who can break the 100-mph barrier?

    It seems every game I watch, I've never seen the speed counter get above 97/98.


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    Re: The Phantom 100-mph Fastball

    The Tigers' Zumaya routinely broke that barrier before getting injured.


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    Re: The Phantom 100-mph Fastball

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    I'm a casual fan of MLB and was wondering if there is a legit pitcher who can break the 100-mph barrier?

    It seems every game I watch, I've never seen the speed counter get above 97/98.
    In one of Stephen Strasburg's last games he threw 7 pitches at 100 mph or faster I believe.



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    Re: The Phantom 100-mph Fastball

    Joel Zumaya - Tigers
    Stephen Strasburg - Nationals
    Daniel Bard - Red Sox
    Jonathon Broxton - Dodgers



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    Re: The Phantom 100-mph Fastball

    Didn't Nolan Ryan used to get over 100 routinely?


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    Re: The Phantom 100-mph Fastball

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    The Tigers' Zumaya routinely broke that barrier before getting injured.
    Was he clocked in an actual game, or in practice?


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    Re: The Phantom 100-mph Fastball

    Neftali Feliz breaks 100 fairly regularly. He is the closer for the Rangers...



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    Re: The Phantom 100-mph Fastball

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Was he clocked in an actual game, or in practice?
    He throws over 100 routinely in games.



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    Re: The Phantom 100-mph Fastball

    I wanna say Bobby Jenks throws 3 digit gas too but I'm not 100% sure. Justin Verlander can throw hard as well.



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    Re: The Phantom 100-mph Fastball

    OK, someone has to post this, so I'll be that guy:




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    Re: The Phantom 100-mph Fastball

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I wanna say Bobby Jenks throws 3 digit gas too but I'm not 100% sure. Justin Verlander can throw hard as well.
    I can throw 3 digit gas... but it comes out my ***.



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    Re: The Phantom 100-mph Fastball

    Cubs rookie pitcher Andrew Cashner hit 100 against the White Sox and Paul Konerko depostited it in the left field bleachers.

    I personally think some of these radar guns are inflated for TV. It makes better TV to flash 100 up there rather than 97. Even on a smaller scale it makes better TV to flash 91 up there instead of 88.



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    Re: The Phantom 100-mph Fastball

    King Felix is another flamethrower but I'm not 100% sure if he's hit 100.


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    Re: The Phantom 100-mph Fastball

    Here's something kinda interesting about Van Meter Iowan, Bob Feller - I knew the legend about his "100 mph" pitch, but didn't realize it was officially recorded:


    "Feller once mentioned that he was clocked at 104 mph at Lincoln Park in Chicago. He also threw the second fastest pitch ever officially recorded, at 107.6 mph, in a game in 1946 at Griffith Stadium"


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    Re: The Phantom 100-mph Fastball

    Quote Originally Posted by CUIClone View Post
    Cubs rookie pitcher Andrew Cashner hit 100 against the White Sox and Paul Konerko depostited it in the left field bleachers.

    I personally think some of these radar guns are inflated for TV. It makes better TV to flash 100 up there rather than 97. Even on a smaller scale it makes better TV to flash 91 up there instead of 88.
    Depends where they're picking up the speed at. If you're picking it up 10 feet off the front of the mound, it's going to be 5ish mph faster than if you pick it up 10 feet in front of the plate. Pitches lose 8-10 mph between leaving the pitcher's hand and getting to the plate.



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