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What Is The Fastest You Can Throw A Baseball?

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Aug 9, 2018 10:23:32 AM

In 1974, Nolan Ryan became the first MLB pitcher to be tracked by a radar during a game. His fastball topped out at 100.8 miles per hour. But, experts have pointed out that Nolan Ryan's ball was being measured before it crossed the plate. Today, ball speed is recorded once it leaves a pitcher's hand. So, technically, Nolan Ryan's fastball could have been upwards of 108 miles per hour.

Currently, Aroldis Chapman holds the record for fastest recorded pitch speed with a 105.1 mph pitch on September 24, 2010. How long will that record stand with pitchers throwing faster? JustBallGloves.com tries to tackle the question, What is the fastest you can throw a baseball?

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Why Your First Baseman Needs A First Baseman's Glove

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on May 16, 2018 2:06:29 PM

Are you starting to get serious about playing first base? But all you have is a utility glove? 

Is it REALLY that important to get them a first baseman’s glove? We believe having a first base mitt to play the position is important. Furthermore, we are going to break down the differences between a standard glove and a first baseman’s glove and explain the importance of each difference.

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What's The Difference Between a Baseball Glove and Softball Glove?

Posted by JustBallGloves.com on Mar 29, 2018 2:27:47 PM

Have you ever been watching the World Series or the NCAA College Softball Championships and you see a close up of the pitcher’s glove and wondered, Wow that glove looks exactly like mine!?

Sure, the glove on TV has the exact same colorway, similar lacing, and is broken into perfection. But, you're a baseball player watching Jennie Finch. Or, maybe you're a softball player watching Felix Hernandez. Are they really using your glove? JustBallGloves.com receives plenty of inquiries regarding softball gloves and baseball gloves, so we decided to answer the question at hand.

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Topics: Uncategorized, Baseball Gloves, Softball Gloves