MLB: The most complete! Shohei Ohtani, a one-of-a-kind superstar

MLB The most complete Shohei Ohtani a one of a kind superstar

One of the game’s biggest stories this year has been the rise of the two-way star of the Angels, Shohei Ohtani. The 27-year-old Japanese phenom is doing his best on a baseball field. He’s hitting home runs. He’s striking out hitters. He’s even stealing bases. What Ohtani has done has never really been seen before.

He has already broken the record for the most home runs by a Japanese-born player in a single season. He was the first player in the history of Stars game in starting on the mound and at the leadoff. And there are still just under two months of the regular season to play. To say that this year has been historic for Ohtani would be an understatement:

Join MLB Network’s Tom Verducci as he takes you through Ohtani’s journey to stardom, from his early days as an 18-year-old with the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan until his record performance in 2021 with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. There is plenty of time for Ohtani to break a few more records, so sit back and enjoy Showtime.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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