Searching for baseball’s fastest pitcher

Jun 8, 2010

When pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg takes the mound tonight for his major league debut with the Washington Nationals, baseball fans will be hoping to check out his 100 mph fastball. Who is the fastest pitcher ever? Baseball writer Tim Wendel tries to find out in his new book High Heat. He joins guest host David Lazarus to talk about the history of the fastball, and how the mechanics of “throwing heat” separates the good pitchers from the great. And, whose hot pitches will be forever burned into your memory?

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