Billy Hamilton's robbery of Shohei Ohtani was so unreal that the announcers couldn't believe it
The hitting prowess of Shohei Ohtani has been discussed far and wide. He crushed dome-scraping dingers in Japan and, in his first official at-bat in Spring Training this year, he lined a base hit right up the middle.
On Monday afternoon, during an Angels-Reds game, Ohtani squared up a pitch once again -- sending a long fly ball the opposite way. It could've been a double, possibly a triple, perhaps an inside-the-park home run. But not on this day. You see, Billy Hamilton plays center field for Cincinnati, and he nearly ran all the way back to the Chili Capital of the World to track the ball down.
As you can hear in the above clip, broadcasters, fans -- even Shohei Otani -- were surprised Hamilton made the grab.
Just another day at the ballpark for the fastest man in baseball.