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Statistics About The Fastest Recorded Pitches

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"The world's fastest baseball pitch is 105.1 miles per hour (mph), thrown by Aroldis Chapman."

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"Minor League Pitcher Nolan Ryan once threw a pitch recorded at 108.1 mph unofficially."

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"The average speed of a fastball in the MLB has increased from 89 mph in 2002 to 93 mph in 2019."

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"As of 2019, 78.6% of starters threw at least one pitch 95 mph or faster."

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"In 2008, only 18.3 percent of relievers could hit 95 mph on the radar gun."

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"By 2018, that number had jumped to 57.1 percent of relievers who could hit 95 mph or faster."

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"As of 2016, a professional pitcher's average fastball speed is 92.3 mph."

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"In 1974, the average fastball speed was just 80.9 mph."

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"The fastball is the most common type of pitch thrown by pitchers in Major League Baseball, accounting for approximately 50% of all pitches."

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"As per a 2017 report, there’s a 27% increase in the chance of Tommy John surgery with each mph of fastball velocity."

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"As of 2020, the fastest pitch in MLB history achieved by a rookie was by Jordan Hicks who threw at 105.1 mph."

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"Noah Syndergaard of the Mets holds the record for fastest recorded pitch by a starting pitcher, thrown at 101.6 mph in 2016."

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"In the Japanese Professional Baseball league, the fastest pitch recorded is 102 mph, by Yoshinori Sato in 2010."

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"Australian baseball player Daniel Schmidt recorded a pitch of 97.5 mph in 2014, the fastest ever recorded in the Australian Baseball League."

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"The fastest pitch recorded in NCAA Division I baseball was 103 mph by Stephen Strasburg."

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"During the 2018 season, 62.3% of all pitches recorded were fastballs."

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"The average speed of a fastball in 2002 was 89 mph compared to an average speed of 93 mph in 2017."

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"Bob Feller's fastball was clocked at 107.6 mph in a 1946 experiment, however, the methodology used has been questioned and it's not officially recognized."

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