Records were made to be broken
As you watch the World Series, you will note that a graphic on the screen gives you the speed of every pitch. When the strong pitchers are really humming the ball, they get up to 95 mph. The faster the pitch, the harder it is for a batter to hit it. The golden standard for fastball "smoke" is 100 mph. The first of the 100 mph pitchers was probably Bob Feller, who went straight from high school in Iowa to the major leagues in the late '30s with the Cleveland Indians.
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