There really is nothing Shohei Ohtani can’t do on the baseball field.
The Los Angeles Angels have something very special with a guy like him, as he is a two-way player, meaning he can both hit and pitch.
On top of that, he can do both very effectively.
He can blow hitters away with electric stuff and he can hit 450+ foot home runs.
It’s safe to call him the modern-day edition of Babe Ruth.
On Sunday, he continued to match Ruth by reaching an impressive milestone, that being 100 career home runs while also striking out 250 hitters.
Codify Baseball tweeted about Ohtani’s accomplishment, reminding baseball fans that Ohtani is only the second player to have pulled this off.
Hit 100 MLB homers and strike out 250 MLB hitters?
Babe Ruth and Shohei Ohtani are the only two to do it.
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) May 22, 2022
The New Bambino
This is unbelievable.
Ohtani can do anything and everything on the baseball field.
There’s no challenge that is too great for him.
He truly is today’s version of Babe Ruth.
Ruth is the only other player to have struck out 250 hitters and hit 100 home runs.
It seems as if every day, Ohtani is finding a way to match the Great Bambino is some category.
Not since Ruth has the game of baseball seen a guy who can both pitch and hit.
And he’s doing both at the same time.
He’s even had a new rule named after him.
You’re going to be hard pressed to find anybody in baseball who is better than Ohtani.
He’s doing something that hasn’t been done in almost 100 years.
It’s also something we never see again once his career is over.
But we know who this generation’s Ruth is, and there is no disputing that Ohtani is easily one of, if not the best player in all of baseball.