Since 1912, baseball has been a game obsessed with statistics and speed. Thrown at upwards of 100 miles per hour, a fastball moves too quickly for human cognition and accelerates into the realm of intuition. Fastball is a look at how the game at its highest levels of achievement transcends logic and even skill, becoming the primal struggle for man to control the uncontrollable.
Review: ‘Fastball,’ on the Mechanics and Poetry of a Pitch
This documentary, written and directed by Jonathan Hock, offers a batter’s point of view on trying to hit a superior fastball.