"The world record baseball pitch is just over 100 mph."
Those steroid-guzzling lardbags' fastballs average only in the 90s!
This makes a cricket bowlers task like Shoaib Akhtar even more astonishing who achieve these speeds without throwing.
And running and pitching doesnt help in speed thats y pitchers dont have a run up. Try running and chucking at full speed , I bet u will fall on your face.
So it is quite amazing that someone with a 20 metre running start should be able to propell an object faster than someone standing still.