Here’s a good convo starter. Most effective fastball all-time. Now take into consideration that sheer velocity alone doesn’t make your fastball truly effective. Things such as control, movement, etc. must also be accounted for. Give me your top 3 if you have 3 you’d like to speak on behalf of. Here we gooooooo……
1) Pedro Martinez when he was with the Bosox in the late 90’s (Anybody throwing 95-98 with pinpoint control and nasty movement deserves a spot on this list)
2) Roger Clemens when he was also with the Red Sox in the late 80’s to early 90’s. (Great velocity and pretty good control but he lacked the late life on his FB that Pedro had, so he respectively finished 2nd)
3) Last but not least…Nolan Ryan…I had him ranked here because although his velocity was supreme…Ryan had a bit of a wild side to him…All you true Ryan fans obviously know he is the all-time leader in K’s, but he’s also the all-time leader in Walks as well. Lol.
Here are my top 3, What are yours???
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