Shohei Ohtani Threw a Pitch 101 MPH and Hit a Home Run at 115 MPH in the Same Inning

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Shohei Ohtani Threw a Pitch 101 MPH and Hit a Home Run at 115 MPH in the Same Inning

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On the national stage tonight on ESPN, Los Angeles Angels pitcher/slugger Shohei Ohtani is taking both the mound and the bat. I know, I know, with the designated hitter going away in the National League again this year, maybe it’s not so special.

But the thing is, Ohtani pitches in the American League. And when he’s not pitching, he’s a designated hitter. *He* is so special.

And he showed it off right out of the gate tonight. In the very same inning – the first inning – he threw a pitch 101 mph … and the hit one out of the park at 115 mph:

There is nothing like this man in baseball. Enjoy every moment you get. Now the kicker:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.