Whats The Fastest Recorded Baseball Pitch?

In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the ball to the catcher. The catcher then tries to catch the ball in order to prevent the batter from hitting it. The pitcher also tries to stop the batter from hitting the ball by throwing it in such a way that the batter cannot hit it.

The fastest recorded baseball pitch was thrown by Aroldis Chapman, who reached 105.1 miles per hour on September 24, 2010.

Aroldis Chapman- 105mph

On September 24, 2010, Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman threw the fastest recorded pitch in major league history. The pitch was clocked at 105mph.

Joel Zumaya- 104mph

Joel Zumaya threw the fastest recorded baseball pitch in 2006, pitching for the Detroit Tigers. His pitch was clocked at 104mph.

Jordan Walden- 102mph

On September 24, 2010, then Angels rookie relief pitcher Jordan Walden threw the fastest pitch ever recorded in a regular season MLB game. The pitch was clocked at 102 miles per hour.

Mark Prior- 101mph

In May of 2002, Mark Prior of the Chicago Cubs threw the fastest recorded pitch in baseball history against the Milwaukee Brewers. The pitch was clocked at 101 mph and is widely considered one of the hardest thrown pitches in baseball history.

Steve Dalkowski- 103mph

Steve Dalkowski was a left-handed pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles farm system from 1957 to 1965. During his time in minor league baseball, he gained a reputation as one of the hardest throwers in the game. In 1961, while pitching for the Stockton Ports, he set a minor league record by striking out 27 batters in a single game.

In 1962, Dalkowski was called up to the Orioles for a single game. He pitched one inning, giving up three hits and four runs. After being sent back down to the minors, he never again pitched in the major leagues.

Despite never making it to the big leagues, Dalkowski’s fastball was legendary. In 1963, while pitching for the Elmira Pioneers, he was reportedly clocked at 103 miles per hour. If true, this would make him the fastest pitcher in history.

There are no official records for the fastest pitch ever thrown, and it’s impossible to know for sure whether Dalkowski’s 103-mph claim is accurate. But there’s no doubt that he was an extremely talented pitcher with a powerful arm.

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