Discussion

The Mighty Fastball

Author Bill James writes the history of the fastball is not so much a history of skill as simply a record of the talent.

Originally Published: June 15, 2004
By Bill James | The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

The following is an excerpt from Rob's new book "The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers" (co-written with Bill James), which is published by Fireside. Click here to purchase your copy. Click here to also read Rob and Bill's Tuesday chat. Rob Neyer writes four times a week as an ESPN Insider.

Throwing a fastball is different from throwing a curve, throwing a slider, or throwing a knuckleball in that it is not so much a skill as it is a talent. Thus, a history of the fastball is not so much a history ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE MLB HEADLINES