Sunday, June 5, 2016

Card Of The Week June 5

Shohei Ohtani threw a pitch at 163 kph (102 mph) today, setting a new NPB velocity record.  Here's the video of it while it lasts (H/T YakyuDB).

Just to remind you that he hits pretty well too, here's one of his 2013 BBM Fighters cards (#F02b):

BBM issued two versions of card #F02 in the Fighters set that year.  Version a showed him pitching while Version b showed him batting.


R Laughton said...

That was fast!

Anonymous said...

Who ever was hitting ... that guy was on the pitch. Fouled straight back. 102 with no movement will get hit in the MLB.

NPB Card Guy said...

That was former Major Leaguer Luis Cruz. And yes, your'e right but don't judge Ohtani (either positively or negatively) by a single pitch.