Minnesota Twins Joan Duran (25) threw the fastest ball in the major leagues this season.
Duran sprayed 104.6 miles per hour (about 168.3 km) in the 2023 Major League Baseball match against the San Francisco Giants held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on the 25th (Korean time).
This is the fastest velocity in the major leagues this season.
The previous record was 103.8 miles (about 167 km),스포츠토토 set by Jordan Hicks (St. Louis Cardinals) on March 31st and Aroldis Chapman (Kansas City Royals) on March 17th.
He also broke his own best speed. Duran’s previous best velocity was 103.8 mph, set on September 28 last year.
After pitch tracking was introduced in 2008, Duran is the 8th pitcher ever to throw a ball over 104 miles.
On this day, Duran, who climbed the mound with one out in the ninth inning, with the team leading 7-1, threw a splitter of 100.3 miles (approximately 161.4 km) from the first pitch to Blave Saball, the first batter, and a four-seam fastball of 103.8 miles in the second pitch.
After he struck out Saball with a string of fastballs, he threw fastballs at 103.3 mph, 104.4 mph, and 104.6 mph at Wilmer Flores. However, after kicking all the fast balls with three consecutive fouls, Flores hit a curveball of 90.3 miles (about 145 km) and made a double.
Duran, who was driven to second base with two outs, gained an advantage over Keith Schmidt with a ball over 100 miles in a row, and then struck out a swing with a 104-mile (approximately 167 km) four-seam fastball to end the game.