Shohei Ohtani was the first player to arrive in the major leagues, after signing with the Angels.
Shohei Ohtani- First Player
Shohei Ohtani- Advanced Player
He did this with a very advanced billing, unusual even for Los Angeles: the Japanese Babe Ruth.
It was a short, evocative moniker that conveyed the message it was trying to convey.
Shohei Ohtani- Moniker
Ohtani did more than just hit and pitch -- he was an elite pitcher. All at once. It was the first time.
Shohei Ohtani- Hit and Pitch
It hasn't been hyped up. Ohtani hasn't only lived up the hype, but he's also left it behind like an old poster.
Shohei Ohtani- Up the Hype
It is no longer logical to compare Ohtani with Ruth. No one in the major leagues has been able to pitch.
Shohei Ohtani- Compared
This is not to say that Ohtani is better than Ruth, whose contributions as a hitter were almost legendary.
Shohei Ohtani- Contributions
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This is just to say that Ruth was not the only AL or NL player to simultaneously pitch and hit at an All Star.
Shohei Ohtani- Simultaneoulsy
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Kawhi isn't on social media, nor do we see him at high-profile events around the globe.
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