Only Babe Ruth has performed more remarkable feats than Shohei Ohtani. The two-way superstar for the Los Angeles Angels, who has frequently been likened to the Great Bambino, once again shown why in the Angels’ 5-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Ruth was the only other MLB player, along with Ohtani, to finish a season with both 10 pitching victories and 10 home runs. Two players from the Negro Leagues, Bullet Rogan of the 1922 Kansas City Monarchs and Ed Rile of the 1927 Detroit Stars, also accomplished the feat. Ruth did so with the 1918 Boston Red Sox.
Ohtani also surpassed Ichiro Suzuki for the second-most MLB home runs by a player of Japanese descent. Ohtani consistently surpasses Ruth in the annals of baseball thanks to his ability in pitching and hitting. Additionally, the 28-year-old holds numerous marks that Ruth was unable to equal. The standout pitcher for the Angles has a 107-game OPS of.849, 25 home runs, a 2.68 ERA, and 157 strikeouts in 111.0 innings pitched.
Los Angeles Angels fortunate to have Shohei Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani’s brilliance for the Angels may not have yielded a lot of team success, but he is still asserting his position as one of the greatest athletes in all of sports. He is building on his season as the consensus MVP by becoming more dominant on the mound and recording the lowest strikeout percentage of his career (as a batter).
Even though he isn’t as dominant as he was last season, he is still one of baseball’s top players. Los Angeles is incredibly fortunate to have Ohtani, but they will need to start building a strong team around him. After the upcoming season, he will be a free agent, thus time is running out.