Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Fastball (2016)

Directed by Jonathan Hock

Starring Kevin Costner, Derek Jeter, Denard Span, Craig Kimbrel

Author

Great biography of the fastball. Nicely paced, well-shot, with plenty of first-hand commentary from established players and some of the all-time greats.

If anything, would have liked a bit of conjecture about how fast the balls were thrown in the early days of baseball. The math that brings it all together at the end is fascinating.

A good companion piece to Knuckleball!, but this one’s much better.

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