The average fastball is between **50-60 mph**.

## Did Nolan Ryan throw 108 mph?

The most widely quoted response is Nolan Ryan, whose fastball was “officially” clocked by the Guinness Book of World Records at **100.9 miles per hour** in a game played on August 20, 1974, versus the Detroit Tigers. A record that’s still included in the book.

## How many pitchers can throw over 100 mph?

Only **11 pitchers have hit 103 mph even once in a regular-season game**, and only three have thrown more than 10 such pitches. Meanwhile, the list of fastest pitches officially on record has stood undisturbed since 2018, but with Greene in the Reds’ rotation, it might be in for an update.

## How fast is the fastest pitcher in baseball?

Fastest pitch ever thrown

As a result, Aroldis Chapman is credited with throwing the fastest pitch in MLB history. On Sept. 24, 2010, Chapman made MLB history. Then a rookie relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, the fireballer unleashed a fastball clocked at **105.1 mph** by PITCH/fx.

## How do you throw 80 mph?

NCAA Pitching Lesson 80MPH – 85MPH+ W/VPX Harness

## Is it possible to throw a 110 mph fastball?

The 20-year-old right-hander and Chicago’s third-ranked prospect was recorded hitting 110 mph on a radar gun during a workout at APEC, the facility in Texas where he trains during the offseason. The workout involved throwing against a screen using three-ounce and four-ounce balls, followed by a regular baseball.

## How fast would Randy Johnson throw?

Randy Johnson was known for throwing a fastball that could reach **over 100 mph**. It’s not every day you see a dove explode in front of home plate, and this was all caught on camera.

## How fast did Sandy Koufax throw?

He is sacred.” Koufax was an American baseball legend. He possessed a **100-mph** fastball and what announcer Vin Scully called “a twelve-to-six curveball” since it started at 12 o’clock then dropped to 6 o’clock. From 1963–1966, he had the best four-year span of any pitcher in baseball history.

## How fast was Walter Johnson’s fastball?

In 1917, a Bridgeport, Connecticut, munitions laboratory recorded Johnson’s fastball at **134 feet per second**, which is equal to 91 miles per hour (146 km/h), a velocity that may have been unmatched in his day, with the possible exception of Smoky Joe Wood.

## How fast was Bob Gibson fastball?

Bob Gibson’s average fastball velocity was **91.9 mph**!

## How fast does Hunter Green throw?

He’s only walked two batters and struck out 13 out of 42 players. In the minors, Greene totaled 234 strikeouts for 50 innings pitched. Greene’s average fastball velocity at **100 mph** is the fastest of any MLB player in the league.

## How fast does the average 14 year old pitch?

13 And 14-Year-Olds

An average fastball from this age range is anywhere from **55 mph (on the low side) to 75 mph**. A pitcher throwing 75 mph is better than most people for this age, and their fastball is at a high school quality. An average changeup for this age is approximately around the 50-60 mph mark.

## How fast did Nolan Ryan really throw?

According to the baseball documentary “Fastball”, Nolan Ryan? s final fastball, which he threw at age 46, was clocked at **98 MPH**. Yep, you read that right.

## How fast did Roger Clemens throw?

Clemens was said to throw “two pitches: a **98-mph** fastball and a hard breaking ball.

## Who threw the slowest pitch in MLB history?

Utility player **Brock Holt** used a few eephus pitches during a relief appearance for the Texas Rangers on August 7, 2021, one registering the slowest MLB pitch for a called strike since at least 2008 (the pitch-tracking era) at 31.1 miles per hour (50.1 km/h).

## How fast do d1 pitchers throw?

Prototypical Division I pitching recruits throw anywhere **between 87 and 95 MPH** on a consistent basis. It is important to remember that coaches are looking for pitchers to consistently throw at this velocity, not just touch it every once and awhile.

## How fast should a 17 year old pitch?

Pitching velocity by age in the U.S.

Age |
Average Velocity¹ |
Your Goal² |
---|---|---|

15 | 70 MPH | 75 MPH |

16 | 76 MPH | 80 MPH |

17 | 80 MPH | 85 MPH |

18 | 83 MPH | 88-90 MPH |

## How hard is it to throw 90 mph?

If you are going to have the ability to throw a 90 mph fastball which is 60% of the fastballs thrown in Major League Baseball then **you must have the ability to at least move more weight than you weigh**. This is just common sense the more you look at it.

## Who throws 104 mph?

SALT LAKE CITY – Tennessee Volunteers relief pitcher **Ben Joyce** turned heads when one of his pitches clocked in at an unbelievable 104 MPH on the stadium gun.

## Who threw 106 mph?

**Aroldis Chapman**: 106 MPH.

## What was the fastest thing ever thrown?

At the time, speed was measured when the ball was ten feet from the plate. If that pitch had been measured at the now-standard 50 feet from the plate (for the velocity directly out of the pitcher’s hand), the speed extrapolates to an incredible **108.1 mph (174.0 km/h)**.

## Who hit the farthest home run ever?

In 1987, **Joey Meyer**, playing for the Triple-A Denver Zephyrs, launched this ball astonishing 582 feet home run. Joey Meyer’s home run is the longest homer ever recorded on video. Meyer made it to the Majors next year with the Milwaukee Brewers.

## Who throws the fastest curveball?

As for the record, it happened in the sixth inning, when Lugo dropped a nasty 1-2 curveball to strike out Miami’s **Xavier Scruggs** swinging. Statcast™ measured that curve at 3,498 rpm, which is the highest-spin curve we’ve ever tracked.

## How fast did pitchers throw in the 1910s?

Hard-throwing Walter Johnson again helped out in 1914 when his pitch velocity was measured against a speeding motorcycle. This time his pitch came in at a more realistic **99.7 miles per hour**.

## How fast did Dwight Gooden throw?

Gooden was clocked at **94 mph** in that inning, though the radar gun used at the time typically measured the speed of the pitch as it neared the plate, not as it left the pitcher’s hand, as is commonly done today. His fastball likely would have been clocked at about 99 mph with today’s technology.

## How hard could Koufax throw?

Answer: While it is possible Koufax could hit **100 mph** in his younger years, the fastest pitch he ever threw which was recorded was in the low 90s. Koufax was obviously one of the greatest pitchers in MLB history, but his breaking balls were what was so devastating.

## How fast was Don Drysdale’s fastball?

Drysdale frequently threw **90+ m.p.h.** fastballs. He was forced to retire early at age 33 because of a torn rotator cuff. Before retiring, Drysdale set a record for hitting batters during his career, striking a total of 154.

## How fast did Babe Ruth throw a ball?

To gauge power, Ruth swung a 54-ounce bat **75 mph**, a measure that flabbergasted researchers. To test fine motor control and speed, he was given a steel board punched with holes and asked to insert a peg into those holes as many times as possible in 60 seconds. He managed 132 hits with his (dominant) left hand.

## How good of a pitcher was Babe Ruth?

In Babe Ruth’s 1916 season as a pitcher, his record was **23 Wins and 170 Strikeouts, with a 1.75 ERA, 9 Shutouts and 23 Complete Games** – a very impressive mark for even the best pitchers in baseball.

## Did Babe Ruth throw a knuckleball?

Check out this awesome old video of the Great Bambino teaching kids how to throw different pitches. **Ruth, wearing his Yankees uniform, shows how to grip and throw a fastball, curveball and even a knuckleball**.