LLWS Team Throws Perfect Game Behind 12-Yr-Old Superstar Being Dubbed ‘Baby Ohtani’

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Chinese Taipei made history on Thursday with a combined perfect game at the Little League World Series. The impressive performance rode on the back of a 12-year-old superstar that viewers are now dubbing, “Baby Ohtani.”

That comparison comes from the youngster’s ability to both throw gas on the mound and drop bombs at the plate. He also dons No. 17 across the back of his jersey. The Little Leaguer has quickly gone viral on social media.

Fan Chen-Jun toed the rubber for Taiwan in its most recent matchup against Canada, and he absolutely showed out. The flame thrower topped out at 81 MPH on the mound, the MLB equivalent of a 110 MPH heater.

Within that impressive appearance, Chen-Jun completed an immaculate inning. The righty tossed nine straight strikes to sit down three batters consecutively.

That perfect inning was part of a perfect game as multiple pitchers combined to sit down 18 hitters in a row in the 6-0 win. It was the first perfect game thrown in the Little League World Series since 2017.

But the pitching wasn’t the only side making headlines. Fan Chen-Jun wowed fans with his power, too. With two outs in the top of third inning, the slugger lined an absolute rope down the left field line. The bullet would get out of the park in a hurry, resulting in a quick two-run homer to add to his team’s lead.

The performance quickly sparked a reaction on social media.

What a night for both Chen-Jun and the Chinese Taipei team.