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Seventy-two years after his death, Babe Ruth, again, is having a moment. So, too, are Ted Radcliffe, Harvey Haddix, Sudden Sam McDowell, Bullet Joe Rogan, Leon Day and many others.

These baseball relics are rushing past like freeway signs while going 99 mph — which is how fast Shohei Ohtani’s world-class fastball topped out in his seven-inning, 10-strikeout start in Houston on Tuesday. Or maybe 119 mph — the speed off the bat of Ohtani’s two-run double on April 12, which was the second-hardest hit ball in the majors this season.

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