Watch: Trailer for Baseball Doc 'Fastball' Narrated by Kevin Costner

February 22, 2016
Source: YouTube

Fastball Trailer

"Sounds like trouble, is what it sounds like." Gravitas Ventures has debuted a trailer for the documentary Fastball, produced by Legendary Pictures and directed by Jonathan Hock, with narration by actor Kevin Costner. The film examines "the magic within the 396 milliseconds it takes a fastball to reach home plate" and focuses on the greatest fastball pitchers in the sport's history, attempting to figure out who threw the fastest pitch. There are appearances by Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan and Derek Jeter, among others. This trailer doesn't reveal everything, and it plays up the angle of "so who threw the fastest pitch? You have to watch to find out the answer!" But it does look pretty good. Any and every baseball fan needs to check this out below.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Jonathan Hock's documentary Fastball, found on YouTube:

Fastball Poster

The essence of baseball is the primal battle between the pitcher and batter, but the magic of the game arises from that confrontation, only 396 milliseconds in the making. The mysteries and memories of Baseball's greatest heroes are revealed in Fastball, featuring interviews with dozens of former players, from legendary Hall of Famers to up-and-coming All-Stars, along with Kevin Costner narrating. The doc explores the magic within the 396 milliseconds it takes a fastball to reach home plate, and decipher who threw the fastest pitch ever. Fastball is directed by filmmaker Jonathan Hock, of Off the Rez previously and a few "30 for 30" episodes. This doc opens in select theaters starting March 25th this year. Anyone?

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Baseball has quickly faded as America's past time in favor of football. I get the kind of nobility that comes with the game, but you have to admit that watching baseball pales in comparison to the kinetic action offered by football. // Having said that this doc looks good.

DAVIDPD on Feb 22, 2016


I find it incredible anyone over the age of 12 years old follows these sports with any enthusiasm, but I'm in a minority.

Carpola on Feb 22, 2016


That you are.

jay on Feb 22, 2016


Movies I can understand, it's universal storytelling and escapism. It might be to do with the sports in my country being coupled with alcohol, violence and the immense empty sadness it's supporters seem to have. I get it though, I remember going to football (soccer) games as a child with my dad and could see the collective enjoyment the fans had.

Carpola on Feb 23, 2016


True. But, dig...I think a lot of people use them for symbolic representations of their own lives...

DAVIDPD on Feb 23, 2016


Where I live, with football it's close to religious, it keeps people occupied and distracted enough, just like Orwell observed. i get the collective happiness/sadness at a win or a loss, etc.

Carpola on Feb 23, 2016


I feel like basketball is the ultimate kineticism in the sports world. Football offers a lot more strategy and some sexiness with a good pass game. Baseball has been called a thinking man's game and I think thats a fair assessment. Baseball movies are some of my favorites.

jay on Feb 22, 2016


I do enjoy a good baseball movie as well.

DAVIDPD on Feb 23, 2016

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