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June 12, 2021


Shohei Ohtani Misses Pitching Start Because of Traffic

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Inside Shohei Ohtani’s eventful night on the mound and at the plate

The last time somebody did what Shohei Ohtani just pulled off — being a game’s starting pitcher while leading the major leagues in home runs — was June 13, 1921. Babe Ruth had already accumulated 19 homers when he took the mound against the Detroit Tigers that day. Ruth batted......

The Myth of Shohei Ohtani Is Proving to Be Real Once Again

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Emma Baccellieri Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning you’ll get a fresh, topical column to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. There was a point last year when it was easy to feel that Shohei......

‘Everything we thought he could be:’ The epic debut of Shohei Ohtani, the two-way player

ANAHEIM, Calif. — There was a moment in Sunday’s Chicago White Sox–Los Angeles Angels game that would’ve passed as a nondescript subtlety if not for the obvious constraints that have come to define Major League Baseball. It was the start of the third inning. Shohei Ohtani made the final out......

Shohei Ohtani Homers, Throws 101 MPH in First Inning

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe It didn’t take long for Shohei Ohtani to put his prodigious talents on display. Pulling double duties against the White Sox on Sunday night, Ohtani twice touched 100 mph with his fastball in a scoreless top of the......

Shohei achieving feat not seen since 1903

Rhett Bollinger MLB – For more and to sign up click here Shohei Ohtani pitching, batting second n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:”https://twitter.com”,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”shohei-ohtani-pitching-batting-second”,”type”:”story”}).parts.2″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”shohei-ohtani-pitching-batting-second”,”type”:”story”}).parts.2.data”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({“locale”:”en-us”,”slug”:”shohei-ohtani-pitching-batting-second”,”type”:”story”}).parts.3″:{“content”:””Don’t you love it?” Angels manager Joe Maddon said. “This is all him. This was him deciding that he could do this. I think it’s a positive component that he can do both......

AL MVP or end of the two-way experiment? Debating Shohei Ohtani’s 2021 potential

7:15 AM ET MLB InsidersESPN We’ve all seen flashes of what Shohei Ohtani can do, both at the plate and on the mound. After lightning up spring training with his bat and entering the 2021 MLB season healthy and ready to pitch, is this the year he finally puts it......

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