It was 10 years ago, but Joel Zumaya still remembers the 2006 Detroit Tigers season as clear as day. From his Major League debut and hitting 100-plus mph on the radar gun, to pouring champagne on fans and hurdling the left-field wall to celebrate a trip to the World Series, he remembers it all like it was yesterday.
June 08, 2016
If there’s one thing baseball players are good at (besides playing baseball, I guess), it’s getting injured in ridiculous ways. From Sammy Sosa throwing out his back sneezing to Joel Zumaya hurting his wrist while playing Guitar Hero to Joba Chamberlain dislocating his ankle on a trampoline to a million other examples, we’ve seen just about every absurd injury over the...
The man who is said to have had the fastest fastball of all time is a player you’ve probably never head of. He’s not Bob Feller, Joel Zumaya, Aroldis Chapman, or even Nolan Ryan. In fact, legendary Orioles manager Earl Weaver said, “He threw a lot faster than Ryan.” This man is Steve Dalkowski. Because he pitched in a time when there were no radar guns, his fastball was...
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