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MLB star Shohei Ohtani joins Babe Ruth in exclusive club, passes Japanese icon Ichiro Suzuki

  • Major League Baseball (MLB) player Shohei Ohtani, 28, hit major milestones on Tuesday night as he helped his Los Angeles Angels team to victory.
  • Ohtani achieved the statistic of having 10 home runs and 10 wins in the same season, an achievement that has not been reached since Babe Ruth 102 years ago.
  • He also hit his 25th home run of the season, bringing his home run total to 118, surpassing Japanese MLB legend Ichiro Suzuki’s 117.
  • The Japanese native is far from finished and could potentially pass former New York Yankees star Hideki Matsui, who holds the record for most home runs by a Japanese player in MLB at 175, a figure just 57 home runs away for Ohtani.
  • In the 5-1 game on Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics, Ohtani played a critical role in the victory as he hit a home run and pitched six innings with five strikeouts.

Major League Baseball (MLB) player Shohei Ohtani hit major milestones on Tuesday night as he helped his Los Angeles Angels team to victory, which saw him joining the likes of legend Babe Ruth and surpassing Japanese icon Ichiro Suzuki. 

Ohtani, 28, not only achieved the statistic of having 10 home runs and 10 wins in the same season, which has not been reached by another player since Babe Ruth 102 years ago, but he also hit his 25th home run, bringing his total to 118 and surpassing Suzuki’s 117. 

Saweetie honors Filipino heritage with Dodgers’ game first pitch

Saweetie
  • Grammy-nominated rapper Saweetie strutted onto the pitcher's mound to deliver the ceremonial first pitch of a Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Chicago Cubs in honor of Filipino Heritage Night.
  • Saweetie, whose mother is half Chinese and half Filipino, also shouted out fellow Bay Area Filipino artist H.E.R., who collaborated with her on a single for her upcoming debut album, “Pretty Bitch Music.”
  • “Pretty Bitch Music” is slated to release later this year.

Grammy-nominated rapper Saweetie strutted onto the pitcher’s mound to deliver the ceremonial first pitch of a Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Chicago Cubs in honor of Filipino Heritage Night. 

Even though she was blinged out with diamond rings and 4-inch-long, jewel-encrusted nails, the “Icy Queen” still managed to dish out a solid pitch. Getting into pitching position while balancing on her Christian Louboutin heels, she tossed the ball straight into the glove of superstar right fielder Mookie Betts. 

Shohei Ohtani becomes first MLB player to pull off jaw-dropping two-way feat

  • Los Angeles Angels pitcher and batter Shohei Ohtani, 27, pulled a jaw-dropping two-way feat in two nights against the Kansas City Royals.
  • On Tuesday, the athlete went 3-of-4 against the Royals, with two home runs and a career-high eight RBIs (Run Batted In).
  • On Wednesday, he struck out 13 batters and retired 23 of the last 24 hitters he went up against. He also allowed two hits in eight innings.
  • The American League MVP’s performance on Tuesday and Wednesday made him the first baseball player in American League and National League history to have at least eight RBIs in one game and then strike out more than at least 10 players the following day.

Los Angeles Angels pitcher and batter Shohei Ohtani proved again that he is a force to be reckoned with after pulling a jaw-dropping two-way feat in two nights.

Ohtani, 27, had one of the best offensive games of his career so far on Tuesday. The athlete went 3-of-4 against the Kansas City Royals, with two home runs and a career-high eight RBIs (run batted in).

Shohei Ohtani named Player of the Year by Associated Press, MLB Player of the Year by other players

Shohei Ohtani player of the year associated press

Los Angeles Angels pitcher, designated hitter and outfielder Shohei Ohtani has been named Player of the Year by the Associated Press.

Awards after awards: Ohtani, 27, was voted Player of the Year by the publication on Thursday. He was also named American League’s Outstanding Player and MLB Player of the Year during the MLB Players Choice Awards 2021, according to the Associated Press.

LA Dodgers’ Black-Asian American Manager Pens Email on Surge in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has addressed the rising anti-Asian violence in an internal email sent to the organization.

In the email obtained by The Athletic, Roberts, a son of a Black man and a Japanese woman, described the rising attacks against elderly Asians in New York and California as “cowardice,” according to ESPN.

Ryu Hyun-jin Becomes the First Korean Pitcher to Start an All-Star Game

Two Asian baseball stars have just added historic milestones in their careers after playing their first All-Star Game. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Ryu Hyun-jin earned his All-Star Game selection after leading the league in several statistics in an excellent first half of the season, while the New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka came in as an injury replacement for Toronto Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman. 

The MLB’s Best Pitcher is South Korean Hyun-Jin Ryu

Largely overlooked his entire Major League Baseball career, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu is now starting to get attention as the league’s best starting pitcher this season.

The 32-year-old baseball superstar, born in Incheon, South Korea, who became the first player from the KBO to join an MLB team in 2013, made an immediate impact upon entering the league. However, injuries would keep him away from the majority of the games in the succeeding seasons after his first year with the Dodgers. He basically missed two entire seasons in 2015 and 2016.