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

  • Published on Apr 12, 2018
  • More and more pitchers are throwing triple digits. The fastest of them tops out at 105 MPH. WIRED examines why the 110 MPH fastball is almost impossible.
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Comments • 3 946

  • Dusty Grady
    Dusty Grady 5 hours ago

    When someone first threw 100 MPH, they said 105 MPH could never be done. Then someone threw 105 MPH

  • Leopold
    Leopold 7 hours ago

    Why dont they get a real baseball fan/reporter to do the report for baseball...

  • stealZyyy YT
    stealZyyy YT 9 hours ago

    He pushing the ball

  • Flippin Birdiez
    Flippin Birdiez 11 hours ago +2

    Lies, Mexican grandma's throw the chancla at 120 mph at least

  • Goatherder15
    Goatherder15 18 hours ago +1

    How can someone with, obviously, zero athletic ability, report, let alone try to demonstrate this?

  • QuasiELVIS
    QuasiELVIS Day ago

    You'd think Wired would send someone with a bit of sporting ability to make this video. He's not really proving anything by how much he would clearly suck at any sport.

  • ZV55
    ZV55 Day ago

    I don’t know man, Chapman doesn’t play around.

  • John Popovich
    John Popovich Day ago +1

    WOW...this guy is by no means a baseball player and u got him out here looking like a clown

  • ッiDropPotatos
    ッiDropPotatos 2 days ago

    What if it hit someone

  • dspsaab
    dspsaab 2 days ago

    Ahh..... everyone says no one can do it until someone does it... the triple double in the nba was once impossible to repeat. Westbrook did it 3 times. The bulls record. The baseball saves record and 100 meters under 10 seconds etc..etc.. then someone did!

  • Daniel Chung
    Daniel Chung 2 days ago

    Pronounce Aroldis' name PROPERLY

  • Martin Edwards
    Martin Edwards 2 days ago

    He throws like a girl. What sissy

  • Stuntman D29
    Stuntman D29 3 days ago

    This guy is getting coached by a mechanics coach and he is not following through with his pitch. 😂😂

  • AK_ KID907
    AK_ KID907 3 days ago

    He made contact 2 times cuz he’s not an athlete

  • AK_ KID907
    AK_ KID907 3 days ago +1

    Lol this man threw 53!! I’m 11 and throw 65-75 😂my righty throw is 50 ish😂😂

  • Aston M.
    Aston M. 3 days ago

    Another click bait title vid

  • Frank Saputo
    Frank Saputo 4 days ago

    baseball.. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz how boring

  • Katie Haun
    Katie Haun 4 days ago

    I threw 55 at 10 now im 11 throwing 60 to 62

  • Leo / 리오
    Leo / 리오 4 days ago


  • Josh Johnson
    Josh Johnson 5 days ago

    Did this channel forget about Nolan Ryan. He threw a 108.5. I guess if nobody breaks a record for so long they just get rid of it and label another guy the fastest.

  • KSA Studio
    KSA Studio 5 days ago +3

    *_Shoaib Aktar has thrown in cricket_*
    Over 100 kmph and without throw like baseball 😀

    • Kacper Szatkowski
      Kacper Szatkowski 20 hours ago +1

      Yeah and? I mean it is little more than 60 miles per hour so it's not that hard if you are training.

  • Nilsein the Celestial
    Nilsein the Celestial 6 days ago +1

    I feel the thing is that if it dissapears, after 200 milliseconds, memorize the direction and hit whrn your instincts tell you to.

  • Nolan Jeffreys
    Nolan Jeffreys 7 days ago

    This guy hit a 200 mile per hour fastball

  • Benjamin Akely
    Benjamin Akely 7 days ago

    anybody notice 4:46?

  • Zayn
    Zayn 8 days ago +5

    Shoaib akhtar bowled 100 mph in cricket... you know why it's impressive? Coz in cricket you cant bend your elbow💪

    • QuasiELVIS
      QuasiELVIS Day ago

      Run up helps

    • Zayn
      Zayn 5 days ago

      @Maulik Barot 👌🤞

    • Maulik Barot
      Maulik Barot 5 days ago

      No you're mistaken I'm just saying if you watch cricket and not baseball I can relate. No hate intended. 👍

    • Zayn
      Zayn 5 days ago

      @Maulik Barot it's just a fact haha. Keep calm bro i know I don't know a f about baseball so I didn't say anything about it so what's the prob?

    • Maulik Barot
      Maulik Barot 5 days ago

      I'm guessing you're a cricket dude just randomly watching a baseball video and you don't understand a word they're saying. If the answer is yes then, I can relate.

  • sir octopus the negative third

    it’s actually 106 by chapman

  • 77 Sn1pace
    77 Sn1pace 9 days ago

    Search up Chapman, mlb

  • Joshua Cohen
    Joshua Cohen 9 days ago

    His arm movement kind of reminds me of people who are first learning how to throw curveballs.

  • KJPanda99
    KJPanda99 10 days ago

    Aroldis Chapman threw 106 with the reds

  • Toye Contracting
    Toye Contracting 11 days ago

    Dude throws like a girl

  • SepehR 2.0
    SepehR 2.0 12 days ago

    Bring back the roids to the game and everything is going to be possible again!

  • Jeb Stewart
    Jeb Stewart 12 days ago

    It's impossible to throw 110 mph
    Mexican mom: hold my chancla

  • major peacock
    major peacock 13 days ago

    Nolan ryan threw 110 mph

    JACKTDMPIE GAMING 13 days ago

    Its impossible to throw 110 fastball
    Its possible to throw 161 fastball its in japan

  • ZBS
    ZBS 13 days ago

    I'm .03 years old and can throw 75 mph

  • jrbleau
    jrbleau 13 days ago

    This guy throws like he didn't ever throw a baseball as a kid.

  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach 13 days ago

    I’m 1 and I throw 482639226292630273725182527272628262736292638372017373916201628252925202373737373930163739273710730373637364747283647473638382027364737464747474747474738373629103730374647474748373747474747482901837304847484747474746301047474748202739372837383639290374749374847492729846304649593739477395078403693956949494739381072092 idk what y’all are talking about

  • FangOverFang
    FangOverFang 14 days ago

    While good video. You really shouldn’t show simulations to prove how hard something is when the person running simulations looks like they haven’t thrown or held a bat in their life.

    MEELO 14 days ago

    Wow i was throwing 60 65 mph when i was in middle school

  • ryan jones
    ryan jones 14 days ago

    Correction: When the extent of athletic ability is to throw barely over 50 mph, hitting or throwing a 110 mph fastball becomes impossible.

  • Nights
    Nights 14 days ago +1

    imagine thinking hitting an 100mph delivery is hard when you know exactly where its going to go

  • Exotic Forces
    Exotic Forces 14 days ago

    55 FEET

  • TS NaNa
    TS NaNa 15 days ago

    Its impossible to throw 110
    Water boy: hold my high quality h20

  • TS NaNa
    TS NaNa 15 days ago

    Dang i threw 50mph pitch in second grade

  • dil bert
    dil bert 15 days ago

    After hitting my ball into the water hazard, I can throw my 5 iron into that pond at 200mph, and the rest of the whole bag in at 300mph. AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  • D.E.B. B
    D.E.B. B 15 days ago

    Once upon a time, running a 4 minute mile was also, 'almost impossible'.

  • Bombbasher
    Bombbasher 15 days ago

    Technically it’s faster than 105 mph depending where the mound was through time

  • Khang Bach
    Khang Bach 15 days ago

    Wondering why dis in ur recommended?



    THE DAB CAT SQUAD 15 days ago

    Jordan Hicks threw 105 of 2018 season

  • Abdul Rehman Mian
    Abdul Rehman Mian 16 days ago

    Answer, your ligaments will tear

  • ur mom
    ur mom 16 days ago +1

    This is a lie. Everyone knows your mom throw a chancla at you 200 MPH

  • Kyle Haroldson
    Kyle Haroldson 16 days ago

    I’m 14 and throw in the 70’s

  • Big Paul Duran
    Big Paul Duran 17 days ago

    Only 53 mph lol

  • Captain Saom
    Captain Saom 17 days ago

    Check out cricket bowlers ;-)

  • Paul Rogers
    Paul Rogers 17 days ago

    This guy strikes me as more of a catcher.

  • Grantorius
    Grantorius 17 days ago

    Sidd Finch could throw 168 mph.

  • Jennifer Stoor
    Jennifer Stoor 17 days ago

    Wrong Nolan Ryan threw 108.5

  • Kyler's Laboratory
    Kyler's Laboratory 17 days ago

    Jordan hicks throws 106

  • Rogan Allen
    Rogan Allen 17 days ago

    Jordan hicks has also thrown 105

  • Tina Giannella
    Tina Giannella 17 days ago

    108 mph

  • Rashen Jayawickrama
    Rashen Jayawickrama 18 days ago

    F**k Baseball watch cricket
    No hate on the person who created the video

  • Spencer Steadman
    Spencer Steadman 18 days ago

    I don't know man, I've thrown a 112mph fast ball in Wii sports

  • BillyTheBossMan
    BillyTheBossMan 18 days ago +1

    110 MPH fastball is impossible...
    Aroldis Chapman: hold my ring

  • Bailey Smith
    Bailey Smith 18 days ago

    Nolan Ryan had the fastest pitch over 107 mph

  • Mitch Belles
    Mitch Belles 18 days ago +3

    I once threw a football 1 mile. Said Napoleon Dynamites uncle

  • Johnny Haas
    Johnny Haas 18 days ago

    The next Vsauce😂

  • Riley Tadd
    Riley Tadd 19 days ago

    I’m 10 and throw 52! Lol

  • James B
    James B 19 days ago +1

    Basically what the coach was trying to show you was, you throw like a girl..

  • Goldenkills
    Goldenkills 19 days ago

    I play base it’s not hard at all to hit

  • ImTotallySoarii
    ImTotallySoarii 19 days ago

    Ur titles are garbage