17 As a teen with the Reds in 1967, this fireballer
with the sharp curveball pitched in front of 20-30 MLB scouts each time he took the mound this spring.
Bigger pitchers, like 25-year-old 6'2" Cy Young and 21-year-old, 6'1" fireballer
Amos Rusie (as well as 5'10", 22-year-old Kid Nichols), tended to fare better, but none escaped the league-wide rise in ERA in 1893-94.
The young fireballer
gave up two hits through the sixth.
- “Sudden Sam” McDowell, the left-handed fireballer
who struck out 325 batters in 1965, still the American League record for a southpaw.
The EACOs, which went on to defeat the Western League champion Kansas City Blues in September, had four of the nation's best black ballplayers on their roster: third baseman Harry Hyde, catcher Robert Footes, pitcher and outfielder Billy Holland, and legendary fireballer
(17) No one would describe him as a fireballer
. Various announcers described him as cerebral and stated that he had a game plan to get batters out.
In short, Wendel realizes that the debate over the question he has posed will not end with his volume; it will continue for as long as the game is played, as each new fireballer
comes along and piques fans' interest in who was the fastest ever.
Francona, whose teams had won all nine previous games when a defeat would have meant elimination in a league championship series, saluted the young fireballer
With his cutback abilities and stutter-step style, Johnson is like the left-handed relief specialist who takes the mound after a fireballer
like Roger Clemens and starts throwing sidearm curveballs at 75 mph.
The ideal pitcher is a fireballer
who throws it at 90+ mph, has off-speed pitches to match, and possesses pinpont control.
The 24-year-old fireballer
recently signed a three-year