Radar Gun Malfunction: Top 20 Hardest Throwers in MLB History

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Here are the 20 hardest hurlers in baseball history. This is according to a mix of radar guns and reputation, since reliable radar guns are fairly recent. It sure shows just what today’s hitters are up against!

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J.R. Richard

1970-1981.
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Justin Verlander

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Bobby Parnell

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Goose Gossage

1972-1994.
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Stephen Strasburg

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Randy Johnson

1988-2009.
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Joel Zumaya

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Steve Dalkowski

Minor League legend known as ‘White Lightning’.
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Jonathan Broxton

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Bruce Rondon

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Kelvin Herrera

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Mark Wohlers

1991-2002.
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Bob Turley

1951-1963.
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Henry Rodríguez

2009-2014(?).
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Andrew Cashner

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Neftali Feliz

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Arnoldis Chapman

Once clocked at 105.1 mph.
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Bob Feller

Once clocked at 107.6 mph.
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Walter Johnson

First great Washington fastballer. Still holds record 110 shutouts.
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Nolan Ryan

Holds records for strikeouts (5,714) and no-hitters (7). Once clocked in at 108.1 mph!
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