On Tuesday Shohei Ohtani of the LA California Angels of Orange County and kookamunga stepped through a door that few have done. In fact before last night only one ballplayer Babe Ruth had sat at the bar of this exclusive club.
The Ten Home Run Ten W’s Club
I know it’s pretty shocking right ? It’s taken over 100 years for anyone to sit down with The Babe for a beer in this exclusive MLB only joint. Since 1918 (13-7 , 11 HR for the Red Sox ) the Sultan of Swat has sat alone . But the Japanese superstar import has done it. Ohtani had hit his 10th dinger months ago. He hit his 25th round tripper in the seventh. But he took the hill last night with Nine wins in his back pocket. It was his third crack at ten wins this season. But the 28 year old MVP and 2X all star was not going to let this chance to join immortality pass him by. Shohei didn’t disappoint, tossing 6 innings of shutout ball against the A’s while striking out 5 and walking just 4 batters, taking the win and joining The Babe.
Shohei Ohtani joins Babe Ruth as the only players in MLB history with at least 10 home runs and 10 wins in a season pic.twitter.com/H1pBfAWyAE
— Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) August 10, 2022
But Wait there’s More
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) August 10, 2022
That seventh inning long shot I mentioned earlier ? Well that was his 118th career blast. The man they call “Showtime” passed Ichiro for second all time on the Japanese born players MLB HR list. He trails only former Yankee standout and countrymen Hideki Matsui who holds the record of 175. Cheers to his next 58… Yea I couldn’t help myself …. And if this wrestles away this years MVP from Aaron Judge … Bonus
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