• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Japanese astronaut plays baseball in space

November 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Baseball is usually a team sport, but in outer space you can sometimes play by your own rules.

Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa decided to have some fun with the laws of physics by playing a game of one-man baseball at the International Space Station.

First he delivered the pitch and then quickly floated to the other side of the room to hit the ball with a bat. He connected on the swing, and then played defense where he made the catch.

The astronaut has returned to Earth since this video was taken. In baseball lingo, he is a true three-tool player.

CNN contributed to this story.