This May Be the Weirdest Double Ever Hit in Baseball

Shohei Otani sends ball through roof of Tokyo Dome
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2016 1:23 PM CST

(Newser) – For several minutes after Shohei Otani's at bat on Sunday, everyone at the Tokyo Dome—players and umpires included—looked confused. Rightly so seeing as Otani's ball seemingly disappeared while arching through the air during what looked like a sure home run in an exhibition game between Japan and the Netherlands. Actually, the ball went through the stadium roof, finding a gap between panels of fabric. The play was ruled a ground-rule double but it was "still an impressive one-in-a-million shot," per Gizmodo, while Deadspin has given Otani the title of "world's coolest baseball player." (Read more baseball stories.)

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