Most of us were not around to watch Babe Ruth in his prime, when he was not only baseball’s premier power hitter, but also a true pitching ace who won 78 games between 1915-1918.
We do have Japanese superstar Shohei Otani though. The 22-year-old pitcher and outfielder is making his case to be baseball’s best two-way player since ‘The Babe,” and his legend only continued to grow early Sunday when he launched a baseball that got lodged in the panels of the Tokyo Dome roof.
Otani and Team Japan were taking on the Netherlands in a World Baseball Classic exhibition game when he launched the epic moonshot.
Per the Tokyo Dome ground rules, Otani was awarded with a double. Per our own vision, that was one of the most impressive feats of power we’ve seen in a long time. If not for the roof, it might still be rising and carrying.
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