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Aroldis Chapman breaks MLB record

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SAN DIEGO – Aroldis Chapman(notes) was summoned from the bullpen one batter too late to make a difference in the game. No matter. The 22-year-old Cincinnati Reds left-hander made do by making history Friday night, throwing the fastest pitch recorded in a major league game, a 105-mph fastball.


Chapman's 25 pitches on Friday night (each registering 100 mph or faster, including his record-breaking 105 mph heater) must have been a blur to Padres batters.

(Christopher Hanewinckel/US Presswire)

Chapman threw 25 pitches on Friday -- each of them registering at least 100 mph -- and set a new personal best with one pitch that clocked in at 105 mph and three that reached 104 mph.

In the following inning, Chapman hit 104 mph twice and 105 mph once in an at-bat against Tony Gwynn that ended with Gwynn striking out looking on the seventh pitch that grazed the outside corner and registered 102 mph.

"I've seen 100 [mph] before and I've seen 101 before, but not on a consistent basis like that," Gwynn said. "He's got a live arm, to say the least.

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