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Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks infielder Kenji Akashi briefly went viral across baseball late last week when he hit a three-run sayonara home run and celebrated with a backflip onto home plate. Well, near home plate, as he had to go back and actually step on it.

Before long, videos of Akashi’s acrobatics were being tweeted out by accounts connected to both MLB and the World Baseball Softball Confederation, baseball’s governing body, among others. It was also shown on MLB Network in the U.S.

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