'Tis the season to be jolly...about the start of the baseball season, that is. In every league from T-ball to the Majors, pitch speed has always been one of the most controversial topics for discussion.
In Little League, the most feared pitcher was the one that brought the heat. He always was a little taller and heavier than the other guys on the team. Or he was the one that could simply tie his cleats without bending over. In American Legion ball, the fastest throwing pitchers were always ones on the Big League scout's radar.
Who was the all time fastest hurling pitcher? Most dedicated fans can name the top 10. In this book, Wendell goes about answering that question with equal parts logic, research, personal experience and in-depth interviews.
This review will not contain a spoiler alert. However; the Chosen One will not come as any surprise.
If you are a baseball fan, like studying statistical comparisons, and can never get enough past dugout stories and past glories, this book is a must read for the summer.