Japanese Pitcher Freezes Batter and Umpire with 20-Foot-High 'Eephus' Pitch

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 2, 2014

via Vimeo

In a Nippon Professional Baseball game against the Hanshin Tigers, Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters pitcher Kazuhito Tadano broke out one of the wildest pitches you will ever see. 

On a 1-2 count, the right-hander confused both the hitter and the umpire with an eephus pitch. The ball's high trajectory led to the umpire calling the pitch a ball, even though it looked like it ended up in the strike zone. 

The umpire didn't reward Tadano with a strikeout, which apparently left the catcher perplexed.

[Vimeo; h/t Reddit]

Related

    Champs League Live: Atletico vs. Juventus

    Featured logo
    Featured

    Champs League Live: Atletico vs. Juventus

    via B/R Live

    Live: Schalke vs. Man City

    Featured logo
    Featured

    Live: Schalke vs. Man City

    via B/R Live

    Scarred Fans Still Hate Ronaldo

    Featured logo
    Featured

    Scarred Fans Still Hate Ronaldo

    Richard Fitzpatrick
    via Bleacher Report

    Gordon Opens Up on Losing Mother to DV

    Featured logo
    Featured

    Gordon Opens Up on Losing Mother to DV

    Scott Miller
    via Bleacher Report