Originally Posted by Yachtzee
Manon Rheaume did it in the NHL, but it seemed more like a stunt. Race car driving, sure. Maybe we might see a woman who throws left-handed with some speed and movement make it as a LOOGY in MLB. But in a contact sport I don't see it happening.
I'm not too well studied on the actual biomechanics of pitching so forgive this question perhaps
But doesn't pitching ability have as much to do with flexibility as it does strength? Is there any particular reason an athletic woman couldn't generate the kind of velocity on pitches needed to be a MLB quality pitcher? (Not even just a LOOGY necessarily, either.)