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Baseball-Ohtani received the title of Excellent Designated Hunter

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles Angel Shohei Ohtani’s two-dimensional sense added another award to his trophy chest on Monday after the Japanese slugger won the Hunter award. Excellence Award (OHD) for the 2021 season, Major League Baseball said.

Ohtani, a starting pitcher who also hit, was unanimously named the American League Player of the Year (MVP) earlier this month and the first player to win the MVP and ODH awards in the same year. one season.

The 27-year-old posted a slash of .258 / .373/.608 with 92 runs scored, 122 hits, 20 doubles, eight triples, 43 home runs, 91 RBI and 25 facilities stolen in 126 games as a DH for the Angels.

Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez came in second in the writers, broadcaster, and public relations department’s vote, with nominees including all players with a 100 at-bats minimum as a nomination. way is a DH.

Ohtani, who is often compared to the great Babe Ruth of the MLB for his stellar pitch and hit levels, is only the second Japanese player to win an MVP award. Ichiro Suzuki won the title in 2001 as a member of the Seattle Mariners.

(Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

https://whbl.com/2021/11/29/baseball-ohtani-picks-up-outstanding-designated-hitter-honors/ Baseball-Ohtani received the title of Excellent Designated Hunter

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