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C.J. Barrymore’s security guard can hit 266 mph pitch [Video]

If you have ever played baseball and had access to a pitching machine, you’ve probably turned up the dial to 80, 90, or even 100 mph to see what it would be like to hit in the Majors. Chances are that when the heat started to turn up, you started whiffing or even ducking out of the way.

So when I came across an article by Jason Carr from Fox 2 Detroit claiming that a local security guard could hit a 266 mph fastball, I became intrigued. Very intrigued.

According to the article, Stanley Anderson, who is the head of security at C.J. Barrymore’s in Clinton Township, MI, can hit a fastball “in a third of the time a major league hitter has.”

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Anderson explained what he does.

“I move up anywhere from 22 feet to 17 feet from the machine, which increases the speed,” Anderson told Fox 2. “Physics dictates that being that close – 17 feet – the miles per hour, from regulation, would be 266 mph.”

Anderson hopes that his unique skill can land him a job in baseball and he is willing to listen to offers.

“I would like a job in baseball. I would like to be a hitting coach, a hitting instructor, something. College, pro, if somebody would just give me an opportunity,” Anderson told Fox 2. “I have a method of hitting that I’ve used all these years to still make me the hitter that I am, and I believe I can make even an ordinary hitter a much better hitter with the methods I use.”

The security guard has even offered up a challenge to anyone who is willing to accept it, including some of the best hitters in Major League Baseball.

“A friendly challenge to anybody – Cabrera, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, any of ’em,” he says. “I don’t think they would be able to out hit me – at that range. I’m not saying I’m a better hitter than them; I’m saying at that range, though, they’re not used to being able to react that fast.”

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