Sadaharu Oh: Better at 55 Than You at 27

Here is a 55-year-old Sadaharu Oh hitting a ~370 ft. home run to right field during a retiree game at Koshien Stadium (thereabouts of 1995):

I once hit a ball about 320 ft. But that was in a video game. Apparently Oh’s final comment in the video is, “Baseball is good, isn’t it?”

You know what, Mr. Sadaharu? It is good. And so are you.




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Matt
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Matt
2 years 9 months ago

The presumably old pitcher is getting the speed gun to put up numbers from 75-80 mph, too. Which is faster than I’ve thrown at any age, unless it was from the back of a moving car.

The Return of Rambo Diaz
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The Return of Rambo Diaz
2 years 9 months ago

I didn’t understand a word of what was said, yet I understood everything. I love you, Baseball.

Greg
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Greg
2 years 9 months ago

Thanks for sharing this nice smile on my face first thing in the morning. Oh looked in great shape.

Johnny Misses the Mark
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Johnny Misses the Mark
2 years 9 months ago

I actually have hit a baseball around 370 ft. Do I win?

Dauber
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Dauber
2 years 9 months ago

No.

You have missed the mark yet again.

Bryz
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2 years 9 months ago

Go to 2:40 in the video for Oh’s homer if you’re impatient like me.

Jimmy
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Jimmy
2 years 9 months ago

I’ve got more hits than Sadaharu Oh

The Boomer
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The Boomer
2 years 9 months ago

I date women on TV with the help of Chuck Woolery

a eskpert
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a eskpert
2 years 9 months ago

Anybody who hasn’t should read Jim albright’s fabulous analysis of oh’s major league career.

James K.
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James K.
2 years 9 months ago

Two-handed low fives? No wonder they lost the war.

DoubleJ
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DoubleJ
2 years 9 months ago

We taught them that as part of Pacification.

Gyre
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Gyre
2 years 9 months ago

Oh really!

MYama
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MYama
2 years 8 months ago

Oh’s comment at the end “Today’s a good day.”

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