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SportRangers' catcher-turned-reliever might have thrown the worst pitch in MLB history

11:30  18 july  2019
11:30  18 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The slowest pitcher in the major leagues right now would most likely be a knuckleballer like Tim Wakefield or RA Dickey. Rob Dibble. Dibs was good but there are plenty of guys who have thrown harder. The fastest pitch in MLB history was thrown by Cincinnati Reds left handed reliever Aroldis

On May 1, 1920, the then-Boston Braves took on the Brooklyn Robins (who would later become the The entire matchup lasted eight hours and six minutes. This time there were plenty of relievers , but But what about the longest nine-inning game in MLB history ? That was played by the Yankees and

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The pitch was so bad it didn't register on the radar gun. It was so bad the pitcher who threw it looked back at the ball flying over the fence with the same facial expression one would use to react to a lame dad joke. Not mad, just disappointed.

Rangers backup catcher Tim Federowicz, in to pitch the ninth inning of a blowout, might have thrown the worst pitch in baseball history. His lob to the plate was smacked out of the park by Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly, the final blow of a 19-4 drubbing. Federowicz actually managed to retire three of the next five4 hitters without surrendering another run.

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The slowest pitcher in the major leagues right now would most likely be a knuckleballer like Tim Wakefield or RA Dickey. Rob Dibble. Dibs was good but there are plenty of guys who have thrown harder. The fastest pitch in MLB history was thrown by Cincinnati Reds left handed reliever Aroldis

His first two seasons with the Kansas City Royals were among the worst in team history . There was hope that he would have turned things around in the 2010 season with the Astros – a 20-save season with an ERA of 3.12. Williams pitched himself out of the league with the Kansas City Royals in 1997 – a 10.80 ERA in seven games. This led to him being demoted to a reliever for the 2004 season.

But that didn't save him from the meatball of all meatballs he put on a platter for Kelly.

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Here's the thing: Federowicz hit 77.4 mph with the last pitch of the inning, according to Statcast, which means he had it in him to throw at a semi-respectable speed. Either he was wasn't fully warmed up when he came in (probable), he was rusty on the mound (if he'd ever been there in his life) or he simply didn't care very much about the inning's outcome.

Was it the worst ever attempt, though? Hard to say given the lack of video on the 1900 Boston Beaneaters and similar teams lost to history.

But it was certainly one of the easiest pitches to hit we can recall, even in an era of position players pitching more frequently.

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Despite what George Costanza might tell, hitting a baseball is very complicated. It also seems unfair to label a player one of the “ worst of all time” when he’s only had a few at bats in the big leagues , which is Instead, his named tends to get thrown around with some of the worst hitters of all time.

Get breaking news in your browser. Click here to turn on notifications. Buf if you’re compared to the rapper after throwing out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game? For comparison’s sake, here’s a look back at arguably the worst first pitch ever, courtesy of 50 Cent.

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