Who holds the record for the fastest pitch ever thrown in a Major League Baseball game?
In July, New York Yankees reliever Aroldis Chapman threw a pitch that sped past Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy at a record 105.1 miles per hour. This tied the existing all-time mark – which Chapman set back in 2010 with the Cincinnati Reds. Source: USA Today.
Albertín Aroldis Chapman de la Cruz born February 28, 1988 is a Cuban-American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs and in the Cuban National Series for Holguín. Chapman bats and throws left-handed, and is nicknamed the Cuban Missile or the Cuban Flame Thrower.