aaron hicks throw

aaron hicks throw

Last night, Aaron Hicks unleashed a monster throw from the outfield that wasn’t just deadly accurate, it was the fastest ever recorded.

The Yankees are playing the Oakland Athletics at home, and Yonder Alonsois batting with the bases loaded and one out in top of the fourth inning. The Athletics are leading 3-1, and the Yankees need to stop anyone else from crossing the plate. Nate Eovaldi serves the 1-2 pitch, and Alonso skies it to right.

. Aaron Hicks unleashed a monster throw from the outfield that wasn’t just deadly accurate, it was the fastest ever recorded.

Let’s set the scene. The Yankees are playing the Oakland Athletics at home, and Yonder Alonsois batting with the bases loaded and one out in top of the fourth inning. The Athletics are leading 3-1, and the Yankees need to stop anyone else from crossing the plate. Nate Eovaldi serves the 1-2 pitch, and Alonso skies it to right.

The throw was clocked at 105.5 mph, which is the fastest ever recorded by MLB’s Statcast.

The previous record was 103.1 mph, which was set by Carlos Gomez last September. Hicks came close to breaking it on Sept. 30, too, when he unloaded one at 103.07 mph.

“I tried to make a strong throw, accurate throw, trying to be as fast as I can from catch to throw,” Hicks said via MLB.com. “When you know your ball is not tailing and you’ve got that nice four-seam going straight, you know you’re going to get a solid hop. I did today.”

The Yankees did go on to lose the game, 5-2, but Hicks’ throw was the play of the night — and will teach runners not to test his arm.

Congratulations! You just watched the fastest throw in baseball’s (recorded) history, at 105.5 mph. From MLB.com: