Ohtani Smashes Record: Hardest-Hit Dodger Homer at 118.7 MPH

April 25, 2024
Ohtani Smashes Record: Hardest-Hit Dodger Homer at 118.7 MPH
  • Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Dodgers hit the hardest ball of the 2024 MLB season with a 450-foot homer at a speed of 118.7 mph.

  • Ohtani's homer is recorded as the hardest-hit ball by a Dodger during the Statcast era and the hardest home run of his MLB career.

  • The hit is tied for the 12th-hardest in the Statcast era, playoffs included.

  • Ohtani is not pitching due to elbow surgery but boasts a .364 batting average, .430 on-base percentage, and .612 slugging percentage with six home runs in 2024.

  • His average exit velocity is 95.0 mph, ranking in the top 2% of MLB, and a hard-hit rate of 61%, placing him in the 99th percentile among hitters.

  • The Dodgers secured a victory over the Nationals with a 4-1 score.

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