Mind-boggling optical illusion is hidden in MLB logo – are you smart enough to see which way the batter is hitting?

Major League Baseball’s logo hides an amazing optical illusion – but are you smart enough to spot it?

Instagram account @opticalillusionss posted the snap last year, asking confused users, “Is the hitter in the MLB logo batting right-handed or left-handed?”

Can you figure out which direction the hitter is facing in this MLB optical illusion?


Can you figure out which direction the hitter is facing in this MLB optical illusion?Photo credit: MLB

Viewers were stunned and racked their brains when the report asked what they saw.

The familiar logo depicts the silhouette of a baseball bat ready to hit a ball coming at it.

But in a bizarre shift of perception, the batsman could be right-handed or left-handed.

The post quickly garnered thousands of likes and comments from people explaining their theories.

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One wrote: “Left handers hit. Because of the grip on the racket.”

Another added: “Left. If he was fighting on the right, I don’t think you would see his fingers in the position in the photo,” and many others agreed the batsman was left-handed.

But several people came forward, contradicting the statement and stating that the batsman was in fact right-handed.

“The right look over his left shoulder,” said another person.

Despite the range of comments and theories, no one seems to have been able to agree on a definitive answer.

Therefore, some Instagram users gave up trying and started joking instead.

“It’s a bird’s beak looking at a point,” one person wrote.

“He’s definitely eliminated, that’s for sure,” commented another.

But one helpful comment was left by one person who gave historical context to the debate.

They said: “The silhouette is said to be based on Harmon Killebrew, who was right-handed. However, the designers chose to make the logo ambiguous, making it look good for both left- and right-handed people. Technically, both answers are correct.”

And despite rumors that Killebrew is the player featured in the logo, creator Jerry Dior has stated that the logo isn’t modeled after any specific player.

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Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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