Shohei Ohtani is certainly a unique generational talent.
With Ohtani, the Los Angeles Angels are lucky enough to have a guy who can dominate on both sides of the ball.
He can pitch like a true No.1 ace and can hit tape measure home runs.
It almost seems that on every given night, he finds a way to make some history.
He is a two-way player after all.
But last night against the Oakland Athletics, Ohtani did it again, blasting his 118th career home run, which gave him the second most in Major League Baseball by a Japanese-born player.
The Angels tweeted about Ohtani’s accomplishment, and how he passed the great Ichiro Suzuki on the list.
With his 118th home run, Shohei Ohtani passes Ichiro Suzuki for second-most home runs in MLB by a Japanese-born player! pic.twitter.com/O0jHElcPZF
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) August 10, 2022
Anytime a player ties or passes a guy like Ichiro Suzuki on an all-exclusive list, it’s a pretty big deal.
Ohtani is one of, if not the best player to come out of Japan since Ichiro.
Ohtani truly is something else and is fun to watch on a nightly basis for any baseball fan.
In addition to his milestone home run, Ohtani also pitched six scoreless innings, striking out five Athletics batters, allowing just four hits and walking just three batters as he earned his 10th win of the season and lowered his ERA to 2.68.
The story of the game was his home run, however.
Ohtani is the kind of player that we may only see once every few generations or so.
Not since Babe Ruth has the game of baseball had somebody who can hit for power and pitch like an ace.
The reigning AL MVP put on quite a show last night and is far from through as he continues to make history.