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Japanese baseball player hit a ball so hard it got stuck in the roof

This guy did something that Minnesotans might remember Dave Kingman doing at the Metrodome in 1984.
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A baseball player in Japan did something that old school Twins fans can relate to when he hit a ball into the roof of the Tokyo Dome.

Shohei Otani is his name and he blasted a ball into what appears to be an open spot in the roof. On May 4, 1984, former Oakland A's slugger Dave Kingman hit a ball into the roof of the Metrodome. After some confusion about how to rule the play, Kingman was awarded a ground-rule double.

The ball was later found 208 feet above the Metrodome turf and sent to the Hall of Fame, according to an ESPN archive. The Tokyo Dome's roof is 202 feet above the playing surface, according to this site.

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