Fastball is narrated by Kevin Costner and dives into baseball’s iconic pitch, the fastball. Within the fleeting 396 milliseconds it takes for the ball to hit home plate, the Netflix documentary, featuring legends like Hank Aaron and Derek Jeter alongside physicists, delves into the mystery of its unmatched speed. Director Jonathan Hock merges history with science, capturing tales of pitchers from the legendary Walter Johnson to the contemporary Aroldis Chapman, in a quest to determine the fastest pitch ever thrown.
This film is a blend of baseball’s lore and factual chronicles. Hock consults sports writers, historians, and players to unveil the truth about the game’s fastest pitchers. Memorable anecdotes from past legends like Bob Feller intertwine with accounts of modern stars like Justin Verlander, creating a riveting prelude to the upcoming baseball season and showcasing the sheer talent within the sport.
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