Baseball or Rocket…’168.3 Miles’ is Major League Baseball’s Fastest Fastball Ever Recorded
Joan Duran (Minnesota Twins-25) 먹튀검증 has set the record for the fastest fastball in Major League Baseball (MLB) this season. It took him eight months to surpass his previous career-high of 103.8 mph, set last September against the White Sox.
Duran, who made his debut last year, unleashed a fearsome fastball in the top of the ninth inning of the Twins’ home game against the San Francisco Giants at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Friday.
After striking out the first batter he faced, Duran’s next opponent was Wilmer Flores.
After touching 103.3 miles per hour on his first pitch, Duran hit 104.4 miles per hour on his second and 104.6 miles per hour on his third. He became just the eighth pitcher to throw 104 miles per hour or more since pitch tracking was introduced to Major League Baseball in 2008.
But Flores cut them all down and took a four-pitch curveball for a double.
With the bases loaded, Duran struck out the next batter, Casey Schmidt, to end the game.
Duran also threw a 104.0-mile-per-hour fastball to Schmidt, showing off his power.
Meanwhile, Jordan Hicks (St. Louis) and Aroldis Chapman (Kansas City), two of MLB’s most dominant fastball pitchers, top out at 103.8 mph.