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Steve Dalkowski: Baseball’s Ultimate Flamethrower

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Nolan Ryan. Bob Feller. Smokey Joe Wood. What did all these onetime phenomenal pitchers have in common?

They could throw a baseball fast. Really fast...

Hall of Famer Ryan, baseball’s all-time strikeout king, was clocked officially with the fastest pitch of all time, at 100.9 miles per hour in a game played on Aug. 20, 1974 against the Chicago White Sox.

Negro League pitching legend Satchel Paige said of fellow Hall of Famer Feller, “If anybody threw that ball any harder than Rapid Robert, then the human eye couldn't follow it."

Wood, a very good pitcher in the early 1910&r...

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