Shohei Ohtani of the Angels: Playback of the BEST “SHO-TIME” in 2023! | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Shohei Ohtani of the Angels: Playback of the BEST “SHO-TIME” in 2023!

The first Japanese player to win the major league home run crown, the first pitcher to win 10 games and steal 20 bases, and the first Japanese player to win the MVP award!

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No. 30 The longest shot in the history of Angel Stadium: the 150-meter shot he hit against the Diamondbacks on June 30. On that day, he became the first Japanese player to hit 30 homers in three consecutive years.

The question of “Who will win the A League MVP? Shohei Ohtani (29) will win the MVP with a full vote. That is what fans are interested in.

The Rays’ Yandy Diaz (32), who won the top spot, and other players who would normally be in contention for MVP this year have appeared in the tournament. However, they are not even in the conversation. The reason is that Otani, who won the homerun championship, had an inhumanly high batting average,” said a desk reporter for a sports newspaper.

Otani the hitter” was dominant, becoming the first Japanese major leaguer in history to win the home run crown. 30, which he hit against the Diamondbacks on June 30, was his longest homer of all time, reaching 150 meters, and his shocking No. 36, which he hit against the Pirates on July 23 at an angle of 19 degrees with a velocity of approximately 182 km/h, took an astounding 4 seconds to land, It took only 4 seconds to land.

As a pitcher, he injured his right elbow at the end of the season, but he struck out 167 and won 10 games. He is still in a cast due to the surgery he had on September 19, but the competition for his services is intense.

There is even a possibility that he could win a 12-year, ¥80 billion contract, which is unprecedented in the history of the major leagues. In addition to the Dodgers and Padres, who are also based in California, the Mariners, Giants, and Mets are all vying for Ohtani.

The “SHO-TIME” of 2011, which was full of records, will be talked about for a long time to come.

No. 36, a home run with a super-low trajectory and super-high velocity. The quality of the pitch, slicing toward left field as it landed, was also one of a kind.
On July 27, he pitched a complete game in the first game of a doubleheader. He pitched a perfect game, allowing only one hit against the Tigers’ batting lineup.
No. 38, two hits in a row right after the complete game! In the second game after his complete game (see photo above), he hit two home runs in a row. Perhaps due to fatigue, he showed a gesture of concern for his side.
This season, he has stolen 20 bases, the most on the team. His combination of power and speed is what makes him a top-notch player.
The cast shows the severity of the surgery. The painful cast shows the damage from the right elbow ligament repair surgery he underwent about two weeks ago.
The gray suit looks silvery ……》A red carpet show before the All-Star Game. The jacket and shoes he wore cost more than 200,000 yen in total.
The star’s personal clothes are surprisingly frugal. He wears a white T-shirt and headphones around his neck. It is hard to believe that he is a star with an annual income of more than 9 billion yen.

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From the November 3, 2023 issue of FRIDAY

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