It turns out it’s super hard to hit a 54 MPH ball thrown by someone who does not make a living as a Major League relief pitcher.
Stevie Wilkerson made history on Thursday night, becoming the first position player to earn a save.
Stevie Wilkerson is the first position player to record a save (saves became an official stat in 1969). #SCFacts
He threw 14 pitches and NONE of them were faster than 60 mph 😳 pic.twitter.com/rkSpGUbMew
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 26, 2019
The Baltimore Orioles outfielder was forced to come in during the 16th inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels with his team up 10-8, and he threw a 1-2-3 inning with pitches that averaged a paltry 54.3 MPH.
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