“21st Century Babe Bruce is right.” Ohtani, parallel theory is amazing… Japanese archipelago explodes with admiration


Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Dodgers) was mentioned again along with major league legend Babe Bruce. 

Ohtani was the second designated hitter in the 2024 Major League Baseball game against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on the 22nd (Korea time), recording two hits in three times at bat (one home run), two RBIs, one walk, one strikeout, and two runs.

As a result, Ohtani, who had a hit in seven consecutive games, raised his batting average from 0.359 to 0.368 for the season.

Having stepped down as a poor hitter in his first at bat, Ohtani hit his much-awaited homer in his second at bat. With runners on first and one out in the bottom of the third inning 0-0, Ohtani hit his second slider at 81.7 miles. It flew 110 miles (177 kilometers) and was a mega homer with a flying distance of 423 feet (128 meters). Ohtani thus became the 176th homerun in the Major League, beating “legendary” Hideki Matsui. He thus set a new record for the most homeruns by a Japanese major leaguer.

Ohtani, who joined the Dodgers through a 10-year, 700 million-dollar offseason contract, struggled early this season as no home runs were available. He has not been able to produce home runs in eight games since the season opened. As a result, Ohtani could not hit a home run for the longest period since the season opened.

Then, he finally hit his first homerun in the final at-bat of his showdown with the San Francisco Giants on the 4th. It was his first homerun in his 41st at-bat since the opening of the season.

That’s when Ohtani’s home run instinct began. Ohtani drew Archie the next day in two consecutive games against the Chicago Cubs, and hit his third homer of the season against the Minnesota Twins on the 9th. Ohtani then hit his fourth cannon in his first at-bat against San Diego Padres starter Michael King on the 13th. With this homer, Ohtani was able to match the 175th homerun that “Godzilla” Matsui had built in the Major League.

However, no home run was made again. He remained silent for seven consecutive games. He did not play more than 10 games. He played Archie in the eighth game.

With this home run, Ohtani was once again mentioned along with legendary Babe Ruth. Until now, Ohtani has made a name for himself in Major League history by breaking records of both pitching and hitting. 

This time, he formed a parallel theory with Ruth.

First, it’s Ruth. Ruth hit 176 home runs in 725 games. Ohtani hit 176 home runs in 740 games. It’s similar. 여우알바

The same applies to pitchers. Ohtani has played 481 ⅔ innings with 38 wins. When he achieved 481 ⅔ innings, he had 37 wins.

“It’s an amazing synchronization with the god of baseball. Can Ohtani become one of the legends?” said Sponichia Nex of Japan.

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