I read this Posnanski-length piece a couple of weeks ago. It isn't buy Joe, though. It's by some guy named J. G. Preston. It traces the history of the record for the longest toss of a baseball. 445 feet 10 inches is the record and has been for half a century. It is held by Glen Gorbous. I just love that name; alliterative and full of Gorb. Check some of Preston's other stuff out if you get a chance. This guy puts a lot of work into his posts.