As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, the highest recorded pitch speed ever thrown in a Major League Baseball (MLB) game is 105.1 miles per hour (169.1 kilometers per hour). The record-breaking pitch was thrown by Aroldis Chapman, a left-handed relief pitcher for the New York Yankees, on September 24, 2010.
Aroldis Chapman, known for his electrifying fastball and overpowering stuff, achieved this remarkable feat during a game against the San Diego Padres. Chapman's fastball has consistently been one of the fastest in the history of baseball, and he has been known to consistently throw pitches above 100 miles per hour throughout his career.
Chapman's ability to consistently throw at such high velocities has made him one of the most feared relievers in the game. Batters often struggle to catch up to his blistering fastballs, making him a dominant force on the mound.
Since Chapman's record-breaking pitch in 2010, he has continued to showcase his exceptional velocity, earning numerous accolades and All-Star selections. He has also helped lead the New York Yankees to multiple postseason appearances and has solidified his reputation as one of the game's premier closers.
The quest for the fastest pitch in baseball remains an exciting and ongoing pursuit for pitchers seeking to push the boundaries of human performance on the mound. As the sport continues to evolve, and pitchers refine their techniques and conditioning, it is possible that even faster pitches may be thrown in the future, further solidifying baseball's fascination with speed and power.
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