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How humans became the best throwers on the planet

By Michael P. Lombardo, Professor of Biology, Grand Valley State University
Robert Deaner, Associate Professor of Psychology, Grand Valley State University
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Pitchers’ fastballs are getting better and better.

From 2008 to 2020, the average speeds of all major league baseball pitches combined rose by between 1.5 mph and 2 mph. In the 2019 season, nearly 90% of the 281 pitchers who threw more than 1,000 pitches threw fastballs that averaged over 90 mph. The 100 mph fastball – once a newsworthy event – is…


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