Though it seems trivial that in the midst of their awful season that there’s something worth talking about for the Los Angeles Angels, some interesting history has been made by their two-way star Shohei Ohtani.
Last night against the struggling New York Yankees, Ohtani sent one out to center field for home run No. 30, which proved to be the difference as the Halos held on for a 3-2 victory over the Bronx Bombers.
With that home run, Ohtani became the first player in MLB history to have hit at least 30 home runs and win at least 10 games as a pitcher in the same season.
— MLB Europe (@MLBEurope) September 1, 2022
Ohtani Makes More History
This is some unprecedented history.
Then again, it’s never a surprise when it’s Ohtani, who might just be the literal reincarnation of the great Babe Ruth.
Not since Ruth has there been a player that can pitch like a No. 1 and hit some absolute bombs.
Ohtani is truly something special and is one of the most enjoyable players to watch in all of baseball.
This is something that many people around the game of baseball would have never expected to see.
A player who wins 10 or more games and also hits at least 30 home runs in the same season?
It may not be enough to save the Halos from their impending doom this season, but it’s still something to get excited about and something worth watching next year, especially if they find their way back to contention in 2023.
Ohtani is truly a special player and somebody who we may never see anyone like ever again.
You can’t make this stuff up.
He can do it all and he’s done it again.