Japanese High School Team Advances To The Semifinals On Two-Run, Walk-Off Suicide Squeeze

The Japanese High School Baseball Championship—better known as the Summer Koshien—is where legends are made. A young player could do nothing else notable in the sport of baseball ever again, and still be revered as a Japanese icon should he have a world-class tournament. It’s perhaps the single most important…

Shohei Otani, World's Coolest Baseball Player, Crushes A Ball Into The Tokyo Dome Ceiling

Some things that 22-year-old Shohei Otani has done this year: break his own record for the fastest pitch ever thrown in Japanese baseball (102 mph), post a 1.86 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 20 games as a starting pitcher, hit really goddamn well when he wasn’t pitching (.322/.416/.588 with 22 home runs), and put all of that…

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