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

  • Published: 12 April 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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Comments • 3 467

  • Dankius Memeious
    Dankius Memeious  5 hours back

    3 seconds long. Too much sprain on the arm

    • Nate Hickson
      Nate Hickson  17 hours back

      im 11 and i throw 63 is that good?

      • Jeff Is awesome
        Jeff Is awesome  18 hours back

        Lol my last name is Chapman

        • Jeff Is awesome
          Jeff Is awesome  18 hours back

          Lol my last name is Chapman

          • Niranjan SD
            Niranjan SD  18 hours back

            searching for cricket comments

            • Bruv Mate
              Bruv Mate  24 hours back

              Looks like he is trying to throw a spear

              • ChemicalNBC
                ChemicalNBC  1 days back

                And these limits are why I am absolutely in favor of steroids in the major leagues. Oh wait, we've already been through the 90's...Shit!

                • Uvxume YT
                  Uvxume YT  1 days back

                  I throw a football 98

                  • ZackG32 baseball
                    ZackG32 baseball  1 days back

                    A 70mph throw looks like a ping pong ball when released and then it comes and looks like a white blur

                    • ADHD Alex
                      ADHD Alex  2 days back

                      I got to see Chapman on the Reds, break his 105.1 world record with a 106 mph pitch a few years ago against I believe the Brewers, but I believe it didn't qualify as a new record.

                      • lucille santiago
                        lucille santiago  2 days back

                        He throws like a girl.

                        • Andrei Deocampo
                          Andrei Deocampo  2 days back

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                          • Dan Lake
                            Dan Lake  2 days back

                            How he broke 50 MPH with my mom's throwing mechanics boggles my mind.

                            • 24Brandon Bryan
                              24Brandon Bryan  2 days back

                              Actually it’s 109 mph by Nolan ryan

                              • Iron Wolf4000
                                Iron Wolf4000  2 days back

                                Here’s the deal though us baseball players all agree fastballs as straight ,which is easy to track and we all can probably relate that if you see enough of them they become slower

                                • Itz Metro
                                  Itz Metro  2 days back

                                  Why it’s impossible to throw 110 mph

                                  Aroldis Chapman: Hold my beer

                                  • Petey
                                    Petey  2 days back

                                    i think some guys can throw 110 but the point of pitching is being able to throw it for a strike. so you have to trade some velocity for accuracy.

                                    • Jeff M
                                      Jeff M  2 days back

                                      Some guys can throw 110? Who?

                                  • KiDD ViDD
                                    KiDD ViDD  3 days back

                                    There's a big black dude that hits 200mph balls.

                                    • Typhfuun
                                      Typhfuun  3 days back

                                      you said chapmans name wrong

                                      • cheddar99
                                        cheddar99  3 days back

                                        wow he is really bad i throw 70mph an im 14

                                        • JPr _
                                          JPr _  3 days back

                                          Jordan Hicks...

                                          • Layne Mercer
                                            Layne Mercer  3 days back

                                            This dude swing trash

                                            • TrDub Zuni
                                              TrDub Zuni  3 days back

                                              He is using a oculus rift in the 2nd one, I have obe

                                              • Juan Pablo Salazar-Ortiz

                                                Y'all know that if Nolan Ryan was 27 right now he'll be able to throw 110

                                                • FireBall2.0
                                                  FireBall2.0  4 days back

                                                  bull crap i watched a movie that correctly measured Nolan Ryan's fastest fastball and it was 108

                                                  • Jeff M
                                                    Jeff M  2 days back

                                                    You seem to have a pretty loose definition of "correctly." The documentaries methods were pretty dubious.

                                                • Sheeraz Ahmed
                                                  Sheeraz Ahmed  4 days back

                                                  Cricket is amazing and salute to bowlers like brett lee and shoab akhtar who touched the milestone of 100mph without chucking!!! 😍

                                                  • OhIDid
                                                    OhIDid  4 days back

                                                    I can throw my 2 balls in bed at 111 mph

                                                    • Sean M
                                                      Sean M  4 days back

                                                      So he said size doesn’t matter when it comes to pitching, yet he said the guy won’t ever be able to throw 100+mph. 🤔 He also was way off on how fast he thought he could throw.

                                                      • SaltyGamer 23
                                                        SaltyGamer 23  4 days back

                                                        His fastest pitch was 107, when he still played on the reds, and he's gone keep going

                                                        • Its A boss here today 2019

                                                          The best pitch is a good slider.

                                                          • VISAUL
                                                            VISAUL  4 days back

                                                            I like how I can hit a fast ball but not a curve ball ;-;

                                                            • iSwifty Vlogs
                                                              iSwifty Vlogs  4 days back

                                                              You mean AN 110 MPH Fastball

                                                              • J Crazy
                                                                J Crazy  4 days back

                                                                You are horrible at baseball I’m way better than you and I’m nine

                                                                • J Crazy
                                                                  J Crazy  4 days back

                                                                  I’m nine and I throw the same speed as you

                                                                  • Atron Gaming
                                                                    Atron Gaming  4 days back

                                                                    I threw 43 when i was 8 and im 13 now so im pretty sure i can throw faster than this guy

                                                                    • Christy Raines
                                                                      Christy Raines  5 days back

                                                                      HE LIED, IT'S 105 MPH

                                                                    • David Dawson
                                                                      David Dawson  5 days back

                                                                      Because if Nolan Ryan couldn't no human could

                                                                      • David Mitchell
                                                                        David Mitchell  5 days back

                                                                        Nolan Ryan was clocked at 108. Try to hit that.

                                                                        • David Mitchell
                                                                          David Mitchell  1 days back

                                                                          +Jeff M There is a video clip here of his game where it was clocked at 108 and shown on the radar.

                                                                        • Jeff M
                                                                          Jeff M  2 days back

                                                                          He was not clocked at 108. That's how fast the documentary "Fastball" figured he threw, which is doubtful.

                                                                      • Tom
                                                                        Tom  5 days back

                                                                        If you're gonna do a documentary like this at least use somebody who's swung a baseball bat before.

                                                                        • Kuh Juh
                                                                          Kuh Juh  5 days back

                                                                          53? why this man throw meatballs, i’m 13 and throw 71

                                                                          • Aaron Tolbert
                                                                            Aaron Tolbert  6 days back

                                                                            I play 12u and I faced a kid that threw 8o mph

                                                                            • Chaz Stephens
                                                                              Chaz Stephens  6 days back

                                                                              Because Your throwing 110 mph IDK

                                                                              • The Arachnofiles Basement

                                                                                This guy throws like a sissy

                                                                                • Jordan Thistle
                                                                                  Jordan Thistle  7 days back

                                                                                  First 0:15 seconds in and already misinformation. Come on people do actual research. There has been and still are pitchers who do not throw a fastball and/or variation of. In the major leagues right now, I can think of 10 off the top of my head.

                                                                                  • Death67756
                                                                                    Death67756  1 weeks back

                                                                                    im 13 and throwing at 60 mph

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                                                                                      I can throw faster then this guy, I’m 13

                                                                                      • FanmaR
                                                                                        FanmaR  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Those old black 'n white shots were a joy.

                                                                                        • James Koncar
                                                                                          James Koncar  1 weeks back

                                                                                          U didn't say how it's impossible to throw 110mph.