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Yordano Ventura, the Kansas City Royals’ top pitching prospect, made his major league debut on Tuesday and did so in impressive fashion. The 22-year-old pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up five hits, one run and striking out three.
The baseball world was looking more at the radar gun, though, than Ventura’s pitching line. What we saw is that Ventura can throw baseballs really, really, really fast. He topped out at 102 mph.
To put a silly exclamation point on Ventura’s achievement, he did it while wearing another man’s glove. As you see in the video above, Ventura was wearing teammate Jeremy Guthrie’s glove. We’re not entirely sure why, nor was the Royals TV announce team, but it didn’t seem to hurt Ventura’s velocity.
Just how fast is 102 ? Well, it’s a pitch for the record books, according to ESPN.The book of recent history, at least.