As a kid, Cardinals closer Jordan Hicks saw now-Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman pitch. "How does he do that?" Hicks wondered. Well, Hicks has now thrown all 20 of the fastest pitches in baseball this season -- and five of the top six came against the Mets.
The Cardinals' closer has thrown all 20 of MLB's fastest pitches this season. Here is his story, in his own words.