Allen Park man wins national Wiffle Ball pitcher of the year

Wiffle Ball, we all know the game. The plastic bat. The ball with the holes. 

Well, Stephen Farkas has taken the game to whole other level.

Farkas, 21, isn't some Allen Park kid in his back yard. He is the National Wiffle Ball Pitcher of the Year. 

"This game is a pitching game," he said. "You almost feel doomed when you go up to bat."

"You hold the ball with the holes pointing toward the strike zone. And just an overhand throw and the ball should break, down."

Farkas is a part of the Downriver Wiffle Ball League, one of only two leagues in Michigan. He will also be featured in a June article in Men's Health magazine.

Stephen's mom is keen on the accolades but less so about Wiffle Ball's affects on the lawn. 

FOX 2: "I'm surprised you don't have chalk down for the base paths."

"Oh, he does that," said Marie Farkas, his mother. "It's already grown out once."

Stephen said that on a good day, he throws about 75 miles an hour, from 48 feet away.

"That reaction time (compared to) a Major League pitcher i about 90 miles an hour with four feet of break," he said.

Watch the video to see what happened when Woody Woodriffe stepped in the batter's box and went toe to toe with Stephen.

CLICK HERE for more information on playing in the Downriver Wiffle Ball League.
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