MLB: An unprecedented season for Shohei Ohtani

In 2021, it’s “Sho-time” in major baseball!

On Wednesday, Los Angeles Angels player Shohei Ohtani became the first Majors hitter to reach the 40 home run … while dominating the Detroit Tigers for eight innings on the mound.

The Japanese are pretty much guaranteed to get their hands on the title of Most Valuable Player in the American already.

This season of Ohtani is sure to make history.

At 6 feet, 4 inches, and 210 pounds, he’s built like a quarterback. But Ohtani is an ace pitcher who, during his days off, slams home runs.

Obviously, it was after pitching seven innings that he hit his 40th home run of the season yesterday. What no player has accomplished … not even Babe Ruth. As a pitcher, the Bambino had hit his 34th homerun of the season in 1933.

It doesn’t stop there. Throughout their history, the Angels have seen Mike Trout and Albert Pujols experience seasons at the height of the greats. And neither of them managed to reach the plateau of 40 circuits faster than Ohtani.

What Sho-time is doing now is unprecedented.

He leads the majors for home runs, is 4th in RBIs in addition to having stolen 18 goals. He features batting stats that put him at the heart of the fight for the MVP in the AHL with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Vladdy is hands down THE best hitter in the Majors this season, but he won’t win the honor … Why? Because in addition to hitting, Guerrero is not a pitcher …

Shohei Ohtani’s stats at the mound are bewildering: 8 wins, 1 loss, 2.79 earned-run average and 120 strikeouts against 39 walks in 100 innings of work … All that, leading baseball major for circuits, let us remember.

It’s probably not for this season, but Ohtani might one day dream about the Cy-Young as well. The Japanese is only in his fourth season in the MLB, and he’s already shown he’s the best thing Major League Baseball has seen in nearly a century.

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