The fastest Jai Alai ball thrown was clocked at 188 miles per hour at what is now Newport Grand Jai Alai in Newport, RI. This is according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Interestingly enough, before the place become known as Newport Grand (and started putting out annoying commercials), the building read simply "JAI ALAI" on one side and "HI LI" (to aid American pronunciation) on the other, in big bold red sans-serif letters. For all non-Americans, a good phonetic transcription of the correct pronunciation is "Hai Lai".

Now the building has very large pieces of wood shaped and painted like one-dimensional trees plastered to its side.