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 • 3 927

  • AK_ KID907
    AK_ KID907  3 hours back

    He made contact 2 times cuz he’s not an athlete

    • AK_ KID907
      AK_ KID907  3 hours back

      Lol this man threw 53!! I’m 11 and throw 65-75 😂my righty throw is 50 ish😂😂

      • Aston M.
        Aston M.  12 hours back

        Another click bait title vid

        • Vincent Quinn
          Vincent Quinn  1 days back

          baseball.. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz how boring

          • Katie Haun
            Katie Haun  2 days back

            I threw 55 at 10 now im 11 throwing 60 to 62

            • Leo / 리오
              Leo / 리오  2 days back


              • Josh Johnson
                Josh Johnson  2 days back

                Did this channel forget about Nolan Ryan. He threw a 108.5. I guess if nobody breaks a record for so long they just get rid of it and label another guy the fastest.

                • KSA Studio
                  KSA Studio  2 days back

                  *_Shoaib Aktar has thrown in cricket_*
                  Over 100 kmph and without throw like baseball 😀

                  • Nilsein the Celestial
                    Nilsein the Celestial  3 days back

                    I feel the thing is that if it dissapears, after 200 milliseconds, memorize the direction and hit whrn your instincts tell you to.

                    • Nolan Jeffreys
                      Nolan Jeffreys  4 days back

                      This guy hit a 200 mile per hour fastball

                      • Benjamin Akely
                        Benjamin Akely  4 days back

                        anybody notice 4:46?

                        • Zayn
                          Zayn  5 days back

                          Shoaib akhtar bowled 100 mph in cricket... you know why it's impressive? Coz in cricket you cant bend your elbow💪

                          • Zayn
                            Zayn  2 days back

                            @Maulik Barot 👌🤞

                          • Maulik Barot
                            Maulik Barot  2 days back

                            No you're mistaken I'm just saying if you watch cricket and not baseball I can relate. No hate intended. 👍

                          • Zayn
                            Zayn  2 days back

                            @Maulik Barot it's just a fact haha. Keep calm bro i know I don't know a f about baseball so I didn't say anything about it so what's the prob?

                          • Maulik Barot
                            Maulik Barot  2 days back

                            I'm guessing you're a cricket dude just randomly watching a baseball video and you don't understand a word they're saying. If the answer is yes then, I can relate.

                        • sir octopus the negative third

                          it’s actually 106 by chapman

                          • 77 Sn1pace
                            77 Sn1pace  6 days back

                            Search up Chapman, mlb

                            • Joshua Cohen
                              Joshua Cohen  7 days back

                              His arm movement kind of reminds me of people who are first learning how to throw curveballs.

                              • KJPanda99
                                KJPanda99  7 days back

                                Aroldis Chapman threw 106 with the reds

                                • Toye Contracting
                                  Toye Contracting  1 weeks back

                                  Dude throws like a girl

                                  • SepehR 2.0
                                    SepehR 2.0  1 weeks back

                                    Bring back the roids to the game and everything is going to be possible again!

                                    • Jeb Stewart
                                      Jeb Stewart  1 weeks back

                                      It's impossible to throw 110 mph
                                      Mexican mom: hold my chancla

                                      • major peacock
                                        major peacock  1 weeks back

                                        Nolan ryan threw 110 mph

                                        • JACKTDMPIE GAMING
                                          JACKTDMPIE GAMING  1 weeks back

                                          Its impossible to throw 110 fastball
                                          Its possible to throw 161 fastball its in japan

                                          • ZBS
                                            ZBS  1 weeks back

                                            I'm .03 years old and can throw 75 mph

                                            • jrbleau
                                              jrbleau  1 weeks back

                                              This guy throws like he didn't ever throw a baseball as a kid.

                                              • Clorox Bleach
                                                Clorox Bleach  2 weeks back

                                                I’m 1 and I throw 482639226292630273725182527272628262736292638372017373916201628252925202373737373930163739273710730373637364747283647473638382027364737464747474747474738373629103730374647474748373747474747482901837304847484747474746301047474748202739372837383639290374749374847492729846304649593739477395078403693956949494739381072092 idk what y’all are talking about

                                                • FangOverFang
                                                  FangOverFang  2 weeks back

                                                  While good video. You really shouldn’t show simulations to prove how hard something is when the person running simulations looks like they haven’t thrown or held a bat in their life.

                                                  • MEELO
                                                    MEELO  2 weeks back

                                                    Wow i was throwing 60 65 mph when i was in middle school

                                                    • ryan jones
                                                      ryan jones  2 weeks back

                                                      Correction: When the extent of athletic ability is to throw barely over 50 mph, hitting or throwing a 110 mph fastball becomes impossible.

                                                      • Nights
                                                        Nights  2 weeks back

                                                        imagine thinking hitting an 100mph delivery is hard when you know exactly where its going to go

                                                        • Exotic Forces
                                                          Exotic Forces  2 weeks back

                                                          55 FEET

                                                          • TS NaNa
                                                            TS NaNa  2 weeks back

                                                            Its impossible to throw 110

                                                            Water boy: hold my high quality h20

                                                            • TS NaNa
                                                              TS NaNa  2 weeks back

                                                              Dang i threw 50mph pitch in second grade

                                                              • dil bert
                                                                dil bert  2 weeks back

                                                                After hitting my ball into the water hazard, I can throw my 5 iron into that pond at 200mph, and the rest of the whole bag in at 300mph. AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

                                                                • D.E.B. B
                                                                  D.E.B. B  2 weeks back

                                                                  Once upon a time, running a 4 minute mile was also, 'almost impossible'.

                                                                  • Bombbasher
                                                                    Bombbasher  2 weeks back

                                                                    Technically it’s faster than 105 mph depending where the mound was through time

                                                                    • Khang Bach
                                                                      Khang Bach  2 weeks back

                                                                      Wondering why dis in ur recommended?



                                                                      • THE DAB CAT SQUAD
                                                                        THE DAB CAT SQUAD  2 weeks back

                                                                        Jordan Hicks threw 105 of 2018 season

                                                                        • Abdul Rehman Mian
                                                                          Abdul Rehman Mian  2 weeks back

                                                                          Answer, your ligaments will tear

                                                                          • ur mom
                                                                            ur mom  2 weeks back

                                                                            This is a lie. Everyone knows your mom throw a chancla at you 200 MPH

                                                                            • Kyle Haroldson
                                                                              Kyle Haroldson  2 weeks back

                                                                              I’m 14 and throw in the 70’s

                                                                              • Big Paul Duran
                                                                                Big Paul Duran  2 weeks back

                                                                                Only 53 mph lol

                                                                                • Captain Saom
                                                                                  Captain Saom  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Check out cricket bowlers ;-)

                                                                                  • Paul Rogers
                                                                                    Paul Rogers  2 weeks back

                                                                                    This guy strikes me as more of a catcher.

                                                                                    • Grantorius
                                                                                      Grantorius  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Sidd Finch could throw 168 mph.

                                                                                      • Jennifer Stoor
                                                                                        Jennifer Stoor  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Wrong Nolan Ryan threw 108.5

                                                                                        • Kyler's Laboratory
                                                                                          Kyler's Laboratory  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Jordan hicks throws 106

                                                                                          • Rogan Allen
                                                                                            Rogan Allen  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Jordan hicks has also thrown 105

                                                                                            • Tina Giannella
                                                                                              Tina Giannella  2 weeks back

                                                                                              108 mph

                                                                                              • Rashen Jayawickrama
                                                                                                Rashen Jayawickrama  2 weeks back

                                                                                                F**k Baseball watch cricket
                                                                                                No hate on the person who created the video