50 Nastiest Strikeout Pitches in Major League Baseball

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50 Nastiest Strikeout Pitches in Major League Baseball
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There seems to be at least one big moment in every game where a pitcher can use a strikeout to get their team out of a tough situation.

In these scenarios, there is usually one pitch that they will turn to once they get the opposing hitter to a two-strike count.

These go-to pitches normally get the job done, giving pitchers the strikeout that they need. Some of these pitches make hitters' knees buckle—and they have been doing so for years.

A huge shout out goes to Brooks Baseball, which has the data on whiff rates for each pitch that MLB pitchers throw.

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