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Shohei Ohtani Matches Babe Ruth, Makes History in Boston

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Shohei Ohtani Matches Babe Ruth, Makes History in Boston

Shohei Ohtani Matches Babe Ruth, Makes History in Boston

Shohei Ohtani Matches Babe Ruth, , Makes History in Boston.

CNN reports two-way Major League Baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani is having a season for the history books.

On May 5, Ohtani threw seven scoreless innings against the Boston Red Sox, striking out 11 batters.

On May 5, Ohtani threw seven scoreless innings against the Boston Red Sox, striking out 11 batters.

In leading his Los Angeles Angels to an 8-0 victory, Ohtani's prowess has put him in some legendary company.

Batting third and pitching for the first time at Fenway Park, Ohtani became the first player to start as a pitcher... Batting third and pitching for the first time at Fenway Park, Ohtani became the first player to start as a pitcher... ... and bat in the top four spots since Babe Ruth did the same on September 20, 1919.

... and bat in the top four spots since Babe Ruth did the same on September 20, 1919.

The all-around star managed to go 2-for-4 in the game, driving in one run in the eighth inning.

The all-around star managed to go 2-for-4 in the game, driving in one run in the eighth inning.

Joe Maddon, the manager of the Angels, has been impressed with the ability of Ohtani, calling his skills "otherworldly.".

Joe Maddon, the manager of the Angels, has been impressed with the ability of Ohtani, calling his skills "otherworldly.".

I hope you don’t start taking that for granted.

Like it’s old hat.

, Joe Maddon, Manager of Los Angeles Angels, via CNN.

It’s just so unusual.

It’s otherworldly, on this level of this game.

, Joe Maddon, Manager of Los Angeles Angels, via CNN.

Ohtani threw 99 pitches in the game, a season-high.

81 of them were strikes.

Ohtani threw 99 pitches in the game, a season-high.

81 of them were strikes


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