There are lots of professional pitchers in baseball leagues all over the world who can throw complete and utter gas. Triple digits on radar guns are now longer a rarity. Far from it.
And while those ridiculously unhittable fastballs are all fun and good, nothing to me beats a good eephus pitch – you know, when someone throws a pitch high into the air at a very low speed and just hopes for the best.
Well, I think I have just seen the most beautiful eephus pitch of my life and I need to share it with you. Look at what Hiromi Itoh of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in the Japanese league threw for a called strike in their All-Star game:
THE CATCHER’S GLOVE DIDN’T EVEN MOVE!
Itoh’s celebration was so good, too:
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