The Pacific League, one of the two leagues in Japan that make up Nippon Professional Baseball, has joined forces with Lucasfilm to have Darth Vader come to Japan to film a TV commercial. Who knew he was such a great hitter?

This commercial is actually from last year, the 35th anniversary of the premiere of Star Wars in Japan, but is now making its way around the internet. It was produced to promote "Vader's Challenge", a baseball promotion supported by Mobcast.