Yankees opener first pitch tossed from ISS
Posted 17 April 2008 - 11:48 AM
Reisman brought with him dirt from the Yankee Stadium pitcher’s mound, a Yankees banner, and a hat autographed by George Steinbrenner, the team’s principal owner. “I am really honored to have this opportunity in such a historic season in the House that Ruth Built, and I would like to thank the Yankees for being so supportive of our mission up here in space,” Reisman said in a statement. “From Earth’s orbit, but still deep inside the Yankees Universe, let me say, ‘Go Yanks!’”
According to NASA, the pitch was the fastest fastball ever, clocking in a 17,500 mph, or 5 miles a second. The Earth-bound record is held by MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan, in 1956 he was clocked at 100.9 mph. Reisman’s orbit in the ISS put him at 220 miles above the Earth.
The Yankees topped the Red Sox, 15-9.
Posted 17 April 2008 - 12:58 PM
So the combination is 1-2-3-4-5. That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! That's the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!- Dark Helmet; "Live free or die. Death is not the worst of evils." - Gen. John Stark; "Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it." -Robert Frost; "It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams, Brewer/Patriot
Posted 17 April 2008 - 02:33 PM
Are we ever really HERE, man?
"...death is my bread and danger my butter - oh, no, danger's my bread, and death is my butter. No, no, wait. Danger's my bread, death - no, death is - no, I'm sorry. Death is my - death and danger are my various breads and various butters. ." -Woody Allen
Posted 17 April 2008 - 03:36 PM
Really? I've seen Zumaya clock 101 before...and I've also seen and heard of speeds higher than 102.