Apr 19 2011
Fresh off the raft from Cuba, pitcher Aroldis Chapman signed a 6-year, 30 million dollar contract with the Cincinnati Reds.
Chapman made his major league debut August 31, 2010, in the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers; his first pitch was clocked at 98 miles per hour as a called strike, and in the same inning he dialed one up to 103 miles per hour.
Now in the Reds bullpen, Chapman broke his own record for the fastest pitch ever recorded yesterday, throwing a 106 MPH fastball in the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Check out the video, the radar gun on the TV read 105.1, but the stadium (official) gun clocked the pitch at 106 MPH. Either way, that’s fast as a Mo’Fuca.