Fastest Pitch Baseball Records Being Made Till Now!
Aroldis Chapman’s name is written in history as a player that did the fastest baseball pitch ever. The recorded pitch was at an astonishing velocity of 106 MPH! There have been sincerely a few players who have done the fastest baseball pitch in the history of baseball.
FASTEST PITCH BASEBALL RECORDS
Rob Nen at 102 MPH
Ace pitcher Rob Nen had his historic moment on October 7, 1997, when he recorded the fastest pitch at a velocity of 102 MPH. This was during the closing games of the Florida Marlins, where the Marlins won the game with a score of 5-3, and Rob Nen was closing games.
Armando Benitez at 102 MPH
On July 14, 2002, Armando Benitez delivered a pitch against their opponents Philadelphia Phillies, at the Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York. Armando Benitez did an impressive record of a pitch at a velocity of 102 MPH, which was one of the fastest MLB pitch.
The Mets had won the match against the Phillies with a score of 4-2. At the time of this fastest pitch, Armando Benitez was pitching in the closer’s role for the Mets, just like Rob Nen.
Randy Johnson at 102 MPH
Randy Johnson had his career’s fastest pitch recorded at a velocity of 102 MPH when he was 40 years old. Randy Johnson was starting for his team Arizona Diamondbacks when he had his career’s fastest pitch.
Arizona Diamondbacks had its match against San Francisco Giants on September 5, 2004, at SBC Park in San Francisco, California. The match was won by the Giants with a score of 4-1.
Bobby Jenks at 102 MPH
It was in Houston, Texas, on October 26, 2005, that Closing pitcher Bobby Jenks who belonged to the Chicago White Sox, won Game Four against the Houston Astros at the Minute Maid Park.
This was a part of the 2005 Major League Baseball World Series. Bobby Jenks had his fastest pitch at a velocity of 102 MPH, as recorded by the radar.
Brad Lidge at 102 MPH
Brad Lidge had his name added to the list of the fastest fastball throwers in the history of baseball. On July 23, 2006, Brad Lidge of the Houston Astros pitched in the 9th inning. It was a match against the New York Mets.
It was in the Shea Stadium in Flushing, which was near the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets were defeated by the Astros with a score of 8-4.
This fastest pitch ever performed by Brad Lidge when he was closing out the game for this team, the Astros were recorded at a velocity of 102 MPH.
Matt Lindstrom at 102 MPH
Joining the highest pitch series is the ace player Matt Lindstrom with his fastest baseball pitch at a velocity of 102 MPH.
This was achieved while the pitcher Matt Lindstrom was playing against Atlanta Braves at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Florida, on July 1, 2007. The Braves were defeated by the Marlins with a close score of 6-5 in a ten innings match.
Justin Verlander at 102 MPH
On July 15, 2007, at the Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington, Justin Verlander joined the league of fastest fastball throwers by having a record of the fastest pitch at a velocity of 102 MPH. Justin Verlander’s team Detroit Tigers played against the Seattle Mariners.
The match was won by Tigers with a score of 11-7. Justin Verlander played as a starter for the Detroit Tigers, and it was because of his spell-bounding performance that the Detroit Tigers won the game.
Brian Wilson at 102.2 MPH
Brian Wilson had a record pitch of 102.2 MPH on August 30, 2009, when his team, the San Francisco Giants, were playing against the Colorado Rockies.
The match was played at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. Wilson reached his fastest pitch ever when he was closing out the game for his team San Francisco Giants.
Jonathan Broxton at 102.6 MPH
It was in Los Angeles, California, on October 16, 2009, that Jonathan Broxton delivered the fastest pitch at a velocity of 102.6 MPH. Jonathan Broxton’s team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, were playing against the team Philadelphia Phillies.
The fastest MLB pitch was delivered during Game Two of the MLB Playoffs at the Dodger Stadium. Jonathan Broxton was the closer for his team, the Dodgers, during that match.
Mark Wohlers at 103 MPH
Mark Wohlers has been a relief pitcher of the Atlanta Braves. On October 28, 1995, he delivered the fastest pitch at a velocity of 103 MPH, as recorded by the radar. His team, Atlanta Braves, defeated Cleveland by a score of 1-0 at the Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta (Georgia).
This win helped Atlanta in taking the series four games to 2. Mark Wohlers was closing games for his team Atlanta Braves, when this remarkable pitch was delivered.
Joel Zumaya at 104.8 MPH
On October 26, 2006 – at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, Relief pitcher Joel Zumaya who played for Detroit Tigers, delivered the pitches against the opponent team St. Louis Cardinals.
This was during the Game Four of the World Series. The Tigers were defeated by the Tigers. But Joel Zumaya made history as he delivered his fastest pitch as the hardest thrower in a pro-game, which was recorded at a velocity of 104.8 MPH.
Bob Feller at 107.6 MPH
Bob Feller reached the Hall of Fame in 1946 when he delivered the fastest pitch at a whopping velocity of 107.6 MPH. He was playing for Cleveland Indians. His pitch remained as the fastest pitch that was ever thrown, and this record was maintained for 28 seasons.
Nolan Ryan at 108.1 MPH
Nolan Ryan smashed the radar reading with an unbelievable 108.1 MPH reading in 1974. This was the fastest pitch that was ever recorded in the Major League Baseball Game.
Nolan Ryan’s fastest pitch became just one of the many accomplishments of his historic career as he moved ahead to garner more accolades in his life.
These fastest pitch deliveries have set a remarkable benchmark for the coming players.