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Tue, Sep 21, 2021 3:08 PM

100 MPH FASTBALL? 450-FT. HOME RUN? WHY THAT’S NO PROBLEM FOR SHOHEI OHTANI

The idea of Shohei Ohtani — a man capable of hurling a 101mph fastball and crunching a 450-foot home run IN THE SAME GAME — starting his American adventure in the minor leagues seems absurd now.

Yet three years ago, during his first spring training with the Los Angeles Angels, observers believed Ohtani’s performance warranted such a move...

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10 d ago

I think the first official pitch measured at 100 MPH was Nolan Ryan in 1974, who was clocked at 100.9 MPH. However, the method of measuring pitch speed was quite different in 1974 for position pipe compared to today. 

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