Originally written on Razzball  |  Last updated 11/18/14
His career as defensive replacement is cemented with his pre-game ritual of long-toss from foul pole to foul pole. Rob Neyer (Member him? I think he used to write for ESPN.) suggested Trevor Bauer could even make the Guinness Book of World Records if he could motivate one of those lazy Guinness record keepers off their butt and out to the field.  The current record is held by a Canadian minor leaguer, Glen Gorbous, from 1957. When the ball left his hand it was estimated at 120 MPH and landed 445 feet and 10 inches away.  A Canadian may hold the record, but it’s not measured in meters.  Natch!  During the spring, Bauer threw approximately 450-475 feet away.  I have a theory.  Glen Gorbous’s brother works for Guinness.  Here you can see where Bauer learned this long-toss drill.  (Re: that video, If you saw Alan Jaeger and Jim Vatcher in those outfits anywhere in the world, how long would it take you to realize they were baseball coaches? About four seconds? “Yo, Vatch, y...
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