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Postby Zito is God » Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:20 pm

Just wondering if anyone ever clocked themselves on a fastball and how hard they threw (without exaggeration).

I've never had anyone clock me, I've had people watch me pitch and say that I throw high 70s/low 80s. So I can't make the majors, but maybe my 30 mph curveball will do the trick? :-?
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Postby bigh0rt » Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:28 pm

In High School I could throw a baseball 72 MPH until I separated and dislocated my shoulder playing soccer. I used to be able to curl toss (the way goalkeepers distribute a soccer ball) about 50 yards until the same injury... now I struggle throwing it 35 :-t
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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:39 pm

I could throw 88 in high school, but I have no idea how fast I could throw now.
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Postby knapplc » Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:38 pm

I have hit 72 at a fair, but I've also been told I throw like a girl. I think my arm/shoulder are not built to throw things very well.
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Postby RugbyD » Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:06 pm

circa 1998:

Fastball - 83
Change - 70-ish
Curve - 67

i think i can hit 86-87 right now. non-athletes are afraid to play catch with me in 12-inch softball :-D
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:43 pm

Approx. 70
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Postby RyanK » Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:01 pm

Frosh year, 2001, I was hitting high 70s and low 80s consistanly, also played football and could easily throw a nice 50 yard pass... then i tore my rotator cuff taht summer and my doctor offered two options, surgery or no surgery and let it heal naturally because of how young i was, but i probably wouldnt be able to pitch again.. so i havnet played baseball in 3 years but i think im gonna this year and see if i can still pitch or not.. i think ill be happy if i can hit 70 again..
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Postby warrick95 » Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:26 pm

I thought this was about something else. Boy am I glad it's about pitching.
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:38 pm

warrick95 wrote:I thought this was about something else. Boy am I glad it's about pitching.


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Postby JTWood » Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:45 pm

Baseball? I think I threw one in the mid-50s once at Six Flags. I'm obviously not a baseball player, huh?

:-] :-D

Now tennis... At one point, I had a serve that consistently hovered around 100 mph (and they went in, thank you). Also, I once had one of my backhands clocked in the mid-90s. It was particularly humorous because, at that time, I couldn't serve anything harder than low-80s.

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