Shohei Ohtani is turning heads once again.
The Los Angeles Angels two-way star and reigning American League MVP continues to impress with his unique ability to not only pitch like a true No. 1 ace, but also hit some long home runs.
As we’ve said before about Ohtani, he is the type of player that we haven’t seen since the likes of Babe Ruth with his ability to dominate on both sides of the ball.
He continues to rewrite the record books too.
He’s the only player to have hit 25 or more home runs and strike out 150 or more batters in a single season, and he’s now done it in back-to-back seasons.
this also works for 25+ HR and as few as 31 strikeouts…
the most K's in a season on the mound by any 25-HR hitter OTHER than Ohtani the last 2 years (156 K last year, 157 so far this year) is 30, by 1919 Babe Ruth, who hit 29 HR
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) August 10, 2022
Ohtani Rewrites History
Ohtani is accomplishing things that many thought would never be accomplished.
In addition to him striking out at least 150 batters and hitting at least 25 homers, he’s the first player since Babe Ruth in 1919 to have hit 25 or more homers and strike out at least 30 batters in a season.
Ohtani continues to dominate in every facet of the game.
There’s not a single thing that this man can’t do while he’s out on the baseball field.
He can pitch and hit and is now on his own all-exclusive list of players to have hit at least 25 homers and strike out at least 150 batters.
Ohtani is a generational talent, and the type of player that we haven’t seen since Babe Ruth and may not ever see again once his playing days are over.
There’s a lot to be excited about if you’re an Angels fan watching this guy develop into perhaps the best player in all of baseball today.
Ohtani can do it all and is a fun player for fans to watch.