Chooch Hits 103 MPH Fastballs
Carlos Ruiz holds the record for hardest pitch ever hit (I can’t even figure out how to properly word that record). Chooch’s double off Ardolis Chapman last night was on a pitch that registered 103.5 on Pitch f/x, which began tracking pitch speed in 2008. Nobody has ever gotten a hit on a ball thrown that hard.
Here are the top 3 fastest pitches that resulted in a hit. [Zo Zone]
-103.5 mph: Carlos Ruiz v. Chapman, double, 10/10/2010
-102.0 mph: Carlos Gonzalez v. Chapman, single, 9/6/2010
-101.7 mph: Adam Dunn v. Joel Zumaya, single, 6/17/2010
In the small sample size, Ruiz is the only person to ever put in play a pitch over 103.
Senor Octubre, ladies and gentlemen.
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Here's the awesome auto-tune Carlos Ruiz song from Dave Metter and Sam Stanford. Hop the jump.