Friday, August 31, 2012

Steve Dalkowski

On this date in 1957, legendary minor league fastballer, Steve Dalkowski pitching for Kingsport strikes out 24, walks 18, hits 4 batters and throws 6 wild pitches in a 9-8 loss.

"Fastest ever. I never want to face him again." - Ted Williams

"Dalko was the easiest pitcher I ever caught. He was only wild high and low, rarely inside or out - but the batters didn't know that." - Cal Ripken Sr.

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