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Shohei Ohtani, The Fastest Since his MLB Debut

Ohtani Hits a 191 km/h Home Run, The Fastest Since his MLB Debut… Season No. 6

Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Dodgers) set a meaningful milestone with a home run that was literally like a ‘missile’.

Ohtani hit a one-run home run in the 9th inning when the team was ahead 3-1 in the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) visiting game against the Washington Nationals held at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on the 24th (Korean time).

He swung the bat vigorously without missing Washington pitcher Matt Barnes’ splitter, and the batted ball disappeared beyond the stands in an instant, leaving behind Ohtani’s signature roar. 바카라사이트

The Washington fielders, who sensed a home run the moment it was hit, had no choice but to watch the hit without moving a single step.

This is Ohtani’s sixth home run of the season.

According to MLB Statcast, Ohtani’s home run batting speed was 118.7 miles per hour (about 191 km) and the distance was 450 feet (about 137 m).

In addition to being a home run that flew far, it was also a record-breaking home run. revealed the results, saying, “This hit was the fastest hit by a Dodgers player since 2015, when Statcast began measuring it.”

Even for Ohtani, who hit 177 home runs in MLB, this is the fastest batted ball.

According to Statcast data, the fastest home run of all time is 121.7 miles per hour (about 196 km), recorded by Giancarlo Stanton (New York Yankees) against the Texas Rangers on August 10, 2018.

The person with the fastest hit that is not a home run is also Stanton (122.2 miles per hour, approximately 197 km).

Ohtani’s home run on this day is tied for 12th all-time, and the batting speed is the same as Stanton’s home run against the Atlanta Braves on September 29, 2017.

Stanton, a ‘man of great strength,’ ranked alone in five of the top ten in terms of exit speed.

Led by Shohei Ohtani’s wedge home run, the Dodgers won 4-1 over Washington and maintained first place in the National League West Division with 14 wins and 11 losses.

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