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Gargantuan Japanese Little Leaguer wallops mammoth home run (video)

At 6-feet-tall and tipping the scales at a whopping 206 pounds, Japanese Little League baseball player Kotaro Kiyomiya is turning heads in Williamsport, Pa., the site of the Little League World Series, simply due to how he towers over his fellow competitors.

But his play between the lines has further impressed and enthralled viewers as well. The kid can throw an 80 mph fastball — something a poor kid from Curacao learned all too well when he was plunked with a Kiyomiya offering — and his towering home run on Wednesday against Panama provides further evidence that Kiyomiya  is the real deal.

[H/T Business Insider]