I have come to the conclusion that there is not enough Shohei Ohtani in my life and if you think about it, there probably isn’t enough in yours either. I’ll admit that while I was really excited for there to be a true two-way player in Major League Baseball — I guess they are all mostly two-way players, technically, but you know what I mean — after he signed with the Los Angeles Angels I did not give him nearly as much attention as he deserved from me. This is my mistake, but that does not mean I cannot help keep people from repeating my error.
Of course my first act in undoing this great wrong has to be sharing the monster home run he hit on Tuesday that went 470 feet with an exit velocity of nearly 112 mph. It is the longest home run of his career and tied for the eighth longest homer this season. Check it out:
The longest home run this season was a 485-foot jack by Yermín Mercedes.
The longest home run recorded by Statcast was off the bat of Texas Ranger Nomar Mazara. It went 505 feet.