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Most epic off-speed pitch ever

It’s called the eephus pitch.

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.

(via Bleacher Report)

From 1981, LaRoche strikes out Thomas on the eephus pitch, also called a lobber:

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