‘Baseball Genius’ Ohtani Shohei (29, LA Angels) set a record by reaching base five times as a batter in a starting game.
On the 16th (Korean time), Ohtani played as a starting pitcher and third batter in the 2023 Major League (MLB) Baltimore Orioles match at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
He was a bit disappointing as a pitcher. He rocked with 4 hits and 5 runs while contributing 3 home runs in 7 innings.
But he raged at the plate. In the 4th inning when the score was 4-4, he shot 3 runs from 1st, 2nd base and 3 runs over the fence in the middle of the right.
Ohtani earned his 5th win (1 loss) of the season as a pitcher. As a hitter, he raised his season batting average to 0.303 (47 hits in 155 at-bats). He hit his ninth home run of the season, increasing his RBIs to 29 for the season.
Ohtani, who went on base a total of five times, including one walk, also set a record.토토사이트
According to ESPN, Ohtani became the first player in 59 years since Mel Stottlemeyer of the New York Yankees on September 27, 1964, to reach base five or more times in a game in which he started.
According to Sarah Langs, a reporter at MLB.com, which introduces various MLB records, starting pitchers have more on-base than Ohtani: Chuck Stoves on June 9, 1956; Billy Hoeft on May 6, 1956; With only three, including Don Newcomb on June 22, these three reached base six times.
On this day, Ohtani, who hit a home run, triple, and single, failed to achieve a cycling hit by a starting pitcher for the first time in history due to a lack of doubles.
MLB.com expressed regret that Ohtani could not achieve the record, but introduced, “It is the first time in MLB that a starting pitcher has recorded more than one home run, triple, single, and walk.”
In an interview with Sports Nippon, Ohtani said, “I wanted to hit a double if possible in my last at-bat, but the ball count was at a disadvantage. I was fortunate to be able to hit.”