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Powered by a band playing Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” a Japanese high school baseball player entertained the Ageo Municipal Stadium crowd with an at bat worthy of a talent-show competition.


The extreme bat flipping came courtesy of a Namekawa General pinch batter at the 2015 Saitama summer baseball tournament. Ultimately, he hit a routine ground out, but in the run back to the dugout, he again demonstrated his undeniable joie de vivre.

Amazing bat flipping by Japanese high school baseball player

Number twelve provided a little bit of everything — bat twirling in nunchaku style, crouching, heel-raising jumps, sword-dancing poses — as he fouled off a number of consecutive pitches.