View Full Version : Pirates’ pitchers are hitting 100 mph on the radar gun

06-25-2013, 04:45 PM
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle doesn't talk about pitchers throwing 100 mph.

“We like to call it 90-10,” Hurdle said. “Most people don't know what we're talking about. It's simple. Instead of 98 or 99, they throw 90-10.”

Call it what you want, but triple-digit fastballs are becoming more common. Ten years ago, according to Baseball Info Solutions, only one pitcher in the majors threw 25 game pitches 100 mph or faster. Last season, seven pitchers did it.

“It grabs everybody's attention,” Hurdle said. “All people look at is the radar gun. When it hits 100, you know something has happened in the ballpark, because you hear the crowd. We heard it at home a couple of times:

‘Ahh!' ” ...........

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06-25-2013, 10:12 PM

Sounds a little like the 4 minute mile barrier in running.