WATCH: Brock Holt throws slowest strike ever recorded

By , Audacy

Move over Zack Greinke, there is a new eephus specialist in the league.

Texas Rangers third baseman Brock Holt was called on to pitch in Saturday’s 12-3 blowout against the Oakland A’s, and the position player did not even try to see how hard he could light up the radar gun.

Instead, Holt’s first pitch was a high-arching eephus that was recorded at just 31.3 mph. Oh, and it was called for a strike, too.

Holt threw six pitches less than 40 mph, but the 31.3 mph was the slowest. In fact, it was the slowest pitch thrown for a strike that has been recorded by MLB since it started pitch tracking in 2008, according to Sarah Langs of

But Holt did not just throw the eephus. He also fired a 77 mph fastball, too, showing he can put a little more zip on the ball.

Holt also was ready to be checked for sticky stuff, but the umpires decided they didn’t think they needed to check him.

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