With help from McCann, Cease put the big fastball
in his back pocket for the most part and went after the Tigers with his curveball, slider and changeup.
"As (Ralph) Terry wound up, I was saying to myself, 'Fastball
!' That's what I wanted.
Featuring interviews with Derek Jeter and other former MLB stars, the film takes a closer look at the fastball
and pitchers that mastered the No.1 pitch in baseball.
"Today I was trying to mix my pitches more and keep the fastball
down," Cease said.
He added 24 pounds of muscle and beefed up his fastball
to between 86 and 88 miles per hour by working out at Cressey Performance, where Tim Collins of the Kansas City Royals and Tyler Beede of Vanderbilt University trained.
"For the most part, I commanded the ball pretty well and was able to move the fastball
around and get some weak contact from a good-hitting lineup," Lester said.
The former Los Angeles Laker star said that although he wanted to professional baseball team Los Angeles Dodgers, he did not do so as he felt that his fastball
was not quite upto it, New York Post reports.
When he's not on, he has enough in his repertoire that he can still hang in the ballgame." At 5-1 in his second season since arriving from Japan, Darvish has become one of the hottest pitchers in the major leagues with lightning speed on his fastball
and masterful deceptiveness on his curve ball.
6 November 2012 - Fastball
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Our intuition (and the broadcasters we listen to) might tell us that, to decrease the likelihood of the runner scoring on a wild pitch or passed ball, the pitcher increases his fastball
If, as Ted Williams famously said, "Hitting a baseball is the hardest thing to do in sports," then the fastball
is the most devastating weapon.