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


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  • BirdKatt Musik
    BirdKatt Musik 2 hours ago

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  • Turkey Bowlwinkle
    Turkey Bowlwinkle 5 hours ago

    Steve Dalkowski threw over 110 mph but he had no control

  • RandomUser043
    RandomUser043 10 hours ago

    pff, 110mph.... my underhand softball tosses are over twice that

  • TheBman24
    TheBman24 12 hours ago

    This dude looks like Sean Rodriguez. All the video is missing is a Gatorade cooler.

  • Ringer1982
    Ringer1982 12 hours ago

    when the refresh rate is 30-60 fps those virtual training doesn't make any sense

  • Hellified
    Hellified 14 hours ago

    watching this makes me think hes not a righty

  • steven sooga
    steven sooga 16 hours ago

    This dude looks like he's never thrown a baseball in his life until this video😂😂

  • Cody Stewart
    Cody Stewart 18 hours ago

    It’s not hard Aroldas Champmen did in the Majors and he did when he was playing in minor leagues. Correction 105 MPH is not the fastest pitch the fastest pitch is 109 set by Champmen. No wonder you were throwing have the speed of the pros your pitching form is awful. It’s not difficult to hit a ball if you don’t suck like you and your stance when your in the box is awful as well that’s why you can’t hit anything.

  • Greg Belton
    Greg Belton 20 hours ago

    This dude looks like Jon bellion

  • M Johnsen
    M Johnsen 21 hour ago

    Nolan Ryan once threw a 108.1 or 108.5 MPH fastball, handily beating Aroldis Chapman. It was clocked at 100.9 but the radar gun was offset and the measurement was off.

  • samjustsaid
    samjustsaid Day ago

    When nerds play sports

  • Brennan Bone
    Brennan Bone Day ago

    This was obviously made by and for people who know very little about baseball

  • MeytalHead
    MeytalHead Day ago

    He missed the golden opportunity to say “and they can pitch at virtually any speed

  • ethan brand
    ethan brand Day ago

    I’ve faced 96 and that is scary

  • Eric Powell
    Eric Powell Day ago

    Man at 4:13 I just realized this dude was picked last on all his pickup baseball games... I mean he looks athletic, but baseball? just -- no...

  • Will Davison
    Will Davison Day ago

    This guy sucks at baseball

  • Jake Compton
    Jake Compton Day ago

    I throw 130 and am 2 months old

  • Pavel Miller
    Pavel Miller Day ago

    You ever do an icing video? Cause my coach wants me to ice my arm but I see people doing it differently.

  • FedorMachida Last

    More injuries are because of pitchers that rely on their arms too much. Pitchers, like Nolan Ryan and Roger Clemens relied on their huge legs and core. They were able to be power pitchers, long into their 40's.

  • Christian Montanari

    "ligaments and tendons cant take it" yet these guys are nowhere near their peak physical condition. I bet if baseball wasnt into all these crappy conditioning fads they would have WAY less crossfit injuries lmfao.

  • The Suspect
    The Suspect Day ago

    Who actually cares about baseball

  • R.J. Perfetto
    R.J. Perfetto Day ago

    This is what SPORTS will be by the end of the century "ALL VIRTUAL".

  • R.J. Perfetto
    R.J. Perfetto Day ago


  • Robert Hollander

    This has 1.1k downvotes as of this writing. Why would anyone downvote this?

  • Justin Vickers
    Justin Vickers Day ago

    Interesting that we(humans) basically reached a physical limit on pitch speed because we've seemingly maximized efficiency. Wonder if we'll ever get so good at sports its almost boring.

  • Hugs
    Hugs 2 days ago

    That fps 9:18

  • Billy Barnes
    Billy Barnes 2 days ago

    you lost me at "Airolledes" Chapman

  • naters pataters Major

    in little league because the mounds are so close it feels like the pitch is 110 miles per hour

  • thegreatcalvinio
    thegreatcalvinio 2 days ago +1

    I admired Greg Maddux. Dude relied on precise precision and control and great mechanics and never hovered over 90 MPH and never had to get Tommy John.

  • hr1meg
    hr1meg 2 days ago

    This guy throws like he works at Buzzfeed. Almost every High School player is hitting 70s easy.

  • Keith Kevelson
    Keith Kevelson 2 days ago

    They used something called the "Speeding Motorcycle Test" to conclude that Walter Johnson and Bob Feller could both throw 100+ mph. I can't find any footage of a Minor Leaguer named Steve Dalkowski, but he was almost certainly the fastest pitcher of all time because of his insane strikeout statistics and all of the contemporary accounts. I'm guessing he threw 110+.

  • Tyler Heidgerd
    Tyler Heidgerd 2 days ago

    This guy is not an athlete

  • Mexie
    Mexie 2 days ago

    Why it's Almost Impossible to Throw a 110 MPH Fastball
    *looks at thumbnails*
    "Hitting a 250 MPH Fastball"

  • SlimJim
    SlimJim 2 days ago +1

    Nolan Ryan threw 110. The gun read lower because it read closer to the plate so the ball had slowed down. Using science and stuff the pitch was calculated to be 110

  • Mommy Jr
    Mommy Jr 2 days ago

    I’m just watching this and I see a video of someone apparently hitting 250 mph fastball. hmmmmmmmm

  • Tony Tannous
    Tony Tannous 2 days ago

    Looks like a t-Rex throwing a baseball.

  • Lucas Van Balen
    Lucas Van Balen 2 days ago

    bruh i am 11 and i throw 63

  • Greg Ostrowski
    Greg Ostrowski 2 days ago

    Wow a episode on fastest fast ball and u didn’t bring up STEVE DALKOWSKI fastest pitcher in HISTORY!!! Do ur research plz ✌️

    • Greg Ostrowski
      Greg Ostrowski 2 days ago

      Cal Ripken Sr n Sandy Cofax said fastest pitcher they ever saw hands down

  • David Hobson
    David Hobson 2 days ago

    You never explained why it's almost impossible. Only that it causes tears in the ligaments. At what speed would no human ligament be able to withstand? What are the other limiting factors? I can't stand it when someone doesn't answer the question.

  • HC O
    HC O 2 days ago

    This guy clearly never threw a ball before. Thats just painfull to watch.

  • Ronja Makinen
    Ronja Makinen 2 days ago

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  • Cody King
    Cody King 2 days ago

    Weird that pros always say fastball is easiest on your arm and slider is the most taxing.

  • pyrobryan
    pyrobryan 2 days ago

    There's a really good documentary film on Netflix called "Fastball"

  • Brandon Thorley
    Brandon Thorley 2 days ago


  • Mr. 1'NDone
    Mr. 1'NDone 2 days ago

    yo can tell buddy has horrible throwing Mechanic's

    A DAY ON A VLOG 2 days ago

    I throw 50

  • Alejandro Dirksen
    Alejandro Dirksen 2 days ago

    if you go to "humanbenchmark test", you can test your reaction time. Basically 200ms is around 1 instant for your decisive brain. The average human will have 1-2 "Instances" of reality to determine if he will swing or not.

  • WillyTeeFox
    WillyTeeFox 2 days ago

    With that form, lack of arm angle and poor lower body drive you were lucky to hit 50 mph.

  • WomenAreJust VesselsForBabyGravy

    Why not just get bionic arms that CAN take far more than natural arms? With materials advances in materials tech shoudl be able to do 200-300mph rather easily (and even god can't help you if you get hit with that). Dunno why Jenson didn't just go pro baseball, far more lucrative than legit gov't agent.

  • Monty Burns
    Monty Burns 2 days ago

    Dude. No offense, but you have terrible pitching and batting form. I'm assuming you never played baseball as a kid?

  • IETCHX69
    IETCHX69 3 days ago

    A slapshot in hockey is lucky to break 100 . It is actually a feat !

  • R D
    R D 3 days ago

    Bob Feller and Nolan Ryan. Ha These nerds think Nolan Ryan didn't throw in the era of modern pitch speed radar. Wired sucks.

  • Harvey Atkinson
    Harvey Atkinson 3 days ago

    repeat exhibit studio shortage terrible long thought point slight

  • --cLAsic--
    --cLAsic-- 3 days ago

    Looks like between 2008 and 2017 a lot of pitchers started to use Roids . How else
    would you explain the huge jump in fast balls and pitchers throwing them

  • Matt Rosko
    Matt Rosko 3 days ago

    Nolan Ryan threw 108 read a book

  • turboboy1983
    turboboy1983 3 days ago

    The different ways the speeds were measured says that Nolan Ryan’s fastball reached 108mph.

  • Josh B
    Josh B 3 days ago

    Hitting 100+ mph fastball is NOT the most difficult thing to do in professinal sports. Scoring a maximum break of 147 in snooker is far far more difficult. You could start practicing today, everyday and in 10 years you probably still would not achieve it! But I could hit a fastball within the same day of trying.

  • Jack Spratt
    Jack Spratt 3 days ago

    out law the fast ball or base ball.

  • MrFuchew
    MrFuchew 3 days ago

    this guy is a flipper like a girl

  • Zeke Rivanian
    Zeke Rivanian 3 days ago


  • WolfeHaund
    WolfeHaund 3 days ago

    drake but with a short head

  • tecnosine
    tecnosine 3 days ago

    If it's impossible to hit a 110 MPH fastball, then why are tennis players able to return a serve at 130-140 MPH?

  • Nate Parrish
    Nate Parrish 3 days ago

    This guy looks like he's never thrown a ball, or swung a bat.

  • Jeez Uss
    Jeez Uss 3 days ago

    Check out Stanley Anderson he can hit what would be 250mph crazy hes a beast

    CANTTOUCHMYSWAG 3 days ago

    you can't throw a ball past 88mph or it goes back in time

  • sed8181
    sed8181 3 days ago

    wait why does your eye need to follow the ball?

  • David Harrison
    David Harrison 3 days ago

    Every time 'experts' say ''impossible'', someone, someday will defy it.

  • Sarah
    Sarah 3 days ago

    Interesting video, but I predict that its prediction that we will never have 110 MPH fastballs is wrong. This assumes that human body will not change in the future. This is a false assumption: humans already modify their own bodies and evolution continues to modify the human body.
    Who's to say that we won't see humans with stronger tendons? This might be accomplished through genetic manipulation or through biochemical engineering. It might even happen naturally: humans are already much taller than they were just a century ago.
    People today might say "I want to see natural humans who are not using steroids or nanobots or genetically engineered." However, I think these attitudes will change over time as our relationship with technology continues to evolve. Things that seem like outlandish science fiction now will be normal in a century.
    Nobody knows the future, but it's a fairly safe bet that technology will continue to advance in transformative ways, and we are already seeing the beginnings of a technological revolution in biology and medicine.

  • Yeah, I know right
    Yeah, I know right 3 days ago

    Bruh I threw 52 when I was 12. Not joking, I went to a pitching camp and they had radar.

  • Turbowat?
    Turbowat? 3 days ago

    This video is the Epitome of Beta male

  • Bill T
    Bill T 3 days ago

    Holy cow! What a waste of time! It took about 30 seconds to explain why 99.99% of humans (probably) cannot throw a baseball 110mph. The rest of this video has nothing to do with that core concept. AHHHH!!!!

  • robert hamilton
    robert hamilton 3 days ago

    I had to stop when the guy explained how you are maxing pressure and any more would break it... I fell queesy

  • Imran51408s
    Imran51408s 3 days ago

    ugh all the feet and miles is exactly why i'll never follow baseball.

  • Jason K
    Jason K 3 days ago

    It's called PEDs and roids.

  • wtf r u looking at
    wtf r u looking at 3 days ago

    There's speculation that Nolan Ryan's fastball was 108 if you count for the calibration of the speedometers in the 1970's. Also, did this reporter ever throw a baseball before? I started playing baseball when i was 5-6. When I was 10 I could throw faster than this guy. Not even an exaggeration.. when i was in 4th grade I threw 55 during games.

  • Rug Ratz
    Rug Ratz 3 days ago

    didn't they used to do studies (before the internet) that running under a 4 minute mile was physically impossible? until Roger Bannister did it ... now many do it. So just waiting for the pitcher to do this, who is not hopped up on steroids first ... he's (or she's) out there somewhere, somewhen.

  • skoronesa
    skoronesa 3 days ago

    Hooray for drug use!!!!

  • scharfys
    scharfys 3 days ago

    8:40 I played that winnie the pooh baseball flash game. I'm ready for anything.

  • Dusty Kuntz
    Dusty Kuntz 3 days ago

    ya well im only 13 and i can throw 105. and i play at a college.

  • RockyAliTyson
    RockyAliTyson 3 days ago

    I was never a baseball fan at all in anyway but this is interesting because i can throw a baseball at 136mph consistently. I tested it once. I think i know the secret but im not gonna tell anyone. Until watching this video i never thought it was a big deal at all and i though thats just how fast everyone throws a ball, Nobody told me either.

  • - Karma -
    - Karma - 3 days ago

    wtf is that throw

  • jeremy Ambrose
    jeremy Ambrose 3 days ago

    Wow. Have you ever played baseball... I see the cringe factor now commenters were talking about.

  • curious
    curious 3 days ago

    Baseball is hard??
    You should play cricket

  • vinkuu
    vinkuu 3 days ago

    How many of the 40 pitchers in 2017 were female? Just asking, because in 2017, we are all equal.

  • qreste1
    qreste1 3 days ago

    whats a baaasball?

  • Brian Willess
    Brian Willess 3 days ago

    "d@mn"? so old yet so immature.

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  • tunaste
    tunaste 3 days ago

    @ 5:20 - it sounds like baseball is done progressing. Football is dying too. One day soon, basketball will reign supreme in the US and the world.

  • Penutbutter And jealous

    Can you please have someone who can actually bat decently 😂

  • Irish Lagger
    Irish Lagger 3 days ago

    An* not a

  • casinogiant
    casinogiant 3 days ago

    I seen, or should I say, I had a pitcher pitch me one well into that range one time. I was going to help him practice. Got on all the gear, he drew back and the moment the ball left his hand it instantaneously hit the wall behind me. I didn't even see it. I stood up, took the gear off and said, "never again".

  • Tyler Reis
    Tyler Reis 3 days ago

    He throws like a girl lmfao Edit: I continued watching, he swings like one too.

  • Mat Broomfield
    Mat Broomfield 3 days ago

    And we'll never see a man run under a 4 minute mile as the experts all said. Oh wait...

  • Burden82
    Burden82 3 days ago

    they picked a person for this thing and that person throws like a girl :D

  • manjenson
    manjenson 3 days ago

    Check the documentary Fastball. Nolan Ryan threw one about 108, so I'd say it's possible.

  • El Jonez
    El Jonez 3 days ago

    Get some anti aliasing niggahz

  • Hahn
    Hahn 3 days ago

    I threw 68 at 12

  • Jay Rrr
    Jay Rrr 3 days ago

    This dude kinds throws like a girl. Just sayin.

  • Hexspa
    Hexspa 3 days ago

    Hold my Big League Chew

  • Noel Sandberg
    Noel Sandberg 3 days ago

    Sleep those small light chemical real celebration high these