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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. 

Shohei Ohtani joins likes of Stephen Curry, Tom Brady in partnership with crypto platform

  • Crypto trading platform FTX named Los Angeles Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani as one of its global brand ambassadors, the company first announced via CNN in November 2021.
  • “He's obviously one of the most electric players in all of sports right now," 29-year-old Sam Bankman-Fried, who co-founded the platform, told CNN. “We are hoping to have a similarly revolutionary impact on what fintech means and what personal finance apps look like.”
  • FTX, which is currently the fourth-largest crypto exchange behind ​​Binance, OKX and Bybit, released an ad featuring Ohtani at the beginning of the 2022 MBL season in April.
  • As part of his deal with FTX, the baseball player will reportedly be paid in crypto and also have a stake in the company.
  • In addition to FTX, Ohtani is a partner of more than 15 other brands, including Hugo Boss, Fanatics, Panini, Seiko, Topps, Oakley, Descente, Kowa and Mitsubishi Bank.

Crypto trading platform FTX has named Los Angeles Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani as one of its global brand ambassadors.

The platform, founded by billionaires Gary Wang, 32, and Sam Bankman-Fried, 29, first broke the news of Ohtani’s role as its new global brand ambassador to CNN in November 2021. Ohtani, 27, joined a list of athletes promoting FTX, including NFL quarterback Tom Brady and Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry.

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).

Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani hits his first career grand slam

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  • Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani hit his first professional grand slam in a match against the Tampa Bay Rays (11-3) on Monday night.
  • The two-way phenom said he did not know it was his first, thinking he already hit one during his five seasons with the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan.
  • The Angels so far are 20-11 on the season and will continue to face the Rays in their three-game series on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Los Angeles Angels’ two-way star Shohei Ohtani hit his first professional grand slam on Monday night.

The Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-3 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, with center fielder Mike Trout also hitting a home run in the sixth inning to score the home team an early 6-1 lead.