Who has the best fastball in the major leagues?
Billy Wagner 18%
Randy Johnson 18%
July 31, 2005
Mariano Rivera 9%
Eric Gagne 8%
For an expanded version of the poll go to SI.com/scorecard.
FAST FACTS Wagner got 23% of the votes of fellow relievers. For more on his fastball see page 38. The Giants' Jason Schmidt and Houston's Roger Clemens (both at 5%) were the only others to get more than 3% of the vote.... Gagne (elbow) is out for the year.... After Johnson and Wagner, the next lefty on the list was the Cardinals' Mark Mulder, who was 18th and drew less than 1% of the vote.