Cheese Aroldis Chapman

A cheese is a kind of pitch made by the pitcher. Specifically, it is a fastball, but it is mainly known to be challenging to hit.

The Kinds of Cheese

A fastball that is high in the strike zone is called high cheese. In this kind of cheese, the strike zone will run from the batter’s knees to the mid-point of the player’s torso like the bottom of his rib cage.

If it is low in the strike zone, it gets called cheese at the knees. If it is a seemingly effortless motion of a pitcher and throws a fastball at a very high velocity, it is referred to as Easy Cheese.

Another Word for Cheese

As baseball terms evolve now and then, some also call cheese, cheddar or ched. Accordingly, the pitchers throw a cheese, ched, or cheddar by throwing the baseball at a speed of 95 to 100 mph.

The Best Player Who Throws a Cheese

According to baseball history, the best baseball player who throws a cheese, ched, or cheddar is Aroldis Chapman. He holds the record for throwing the fastest pitch ever thrown. The throw is said to be at 105.1 mph. This happened on September 24, 2010. He threw the fastest recorded pitch in Major League history. Before this, the quickest pitch was 105 mph.

However, in the year 2013, Chapman blew the save in one of the games he had in Cincinnati. Accordingly, the blame got placed on 18 cream cheese-guava pastries he had before the game. People are claiming that he did not perform well because of the pastry.

The Second Best

After Aroldis Chapman’s fastest pitch in baseball history, the second-best player is St. Louis Cardinals reliever, Jordan Hicks. His fastest pitch happened during a game in May 2018. He threw not only one but two fastballs, both at 105 mph. His team won over the Philadelphia Phillies that Sunday.

During the same game, Chapman threw a 104. Mph sinker, and it was a called strike. He also threw a 105-mph sinker, but it was a ball. He then threw two other sinkers at 104.3 and 105 mph that were both fouls, and a 103.7 mph sinker resulting in a swinging strike.

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