Shohei Ohtani Shows Off His Elite Bat-Flipping Skills

Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts after hitting a two-run home run against the Texas Rangers in the 12th inning at Globe Life Field on June 12, 2023 in Arlington, Texas.
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In this day and age, the bat flip has become a staple in baseball.

Gone are the days when players used to be reserved while hitting home runs.

Nowadays, home runs are not the same without a bat flip.

On Monday night, Shohei Ohtani had a big game against the Texas Rangers, hitting two home runs and leading the Los Angeles Angels to a big win.

His first home run tied the game at five each in the seventh inning, and when he hit it, he didn’t back down.

The two-way star flipped his bat toward the Rangers’ dugout and proceeded to sweep around the bases.

Ohtani knew he had got a hold on this one.

When he raised his bat, his facial expression was telling the whole story.

This bat flip is one of the best we’ve seen all season.

When he knew he hit the ball well, Ohtani wasted no time in hoisting the bat and watching his ball go into the stands at Globe Life Field to admire him.

The home run was an opposite field blast, and Ohtani clearly knew it was gone right off the bat.

And so, he decided to celebrate by showing off his bat-flipping skills.

It’s clear that Ohtani was also quite proud of his at-bat flip, and it’s easy to understand why.

But the Two-Way Star wasn’t done there.

He hit a go-ahead blast in the 12th inning to give the Halos the lead and help them to a 9–8 victory over the red-hot Rangers.

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