Shohei Ohtani (28, Los Angeles Angels) set a milestone as a pitcher by stepping on the 500th strikeout mark in his personal career in the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB).
On the 4th, Ohtani played as the designated크크크벳 hitter starting pitcher number 3 in an away game against the St. Louis team held at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, and allowed 4 runs with 5 hits, 2 homers, 1 walk and 13 strikeouts in 5 innings as a pitcher.
He struck out a whopping 13, bringing his personal career strikeout total to 500. He is the first pitcher in MLB history to strike out 500 and hit 100 home runs as a batter, the first and second player since Babe Ruth. From 1914 to 1935, Ruth hit 714 home runs and struck out 501.
MLB.com explained, “Some sites list Ruth’s career strikeouts as 488, but when all official records are combined, he has 501 strikeouts.”
Ohtani also set a record of “500 hits by a batter and 500 strikeouts by a pitcher” for the 5th time since 1900, when modern baseball began.
On this day, Ohtani allowed Nolan Gorman a solo home run in the middle of the month in the first inning, but struck out all three out counts, and struck out three consecutive strikeouts in the second inning. Ohtani, who added 2 strikeouts in the 3rd inning, showed a disappointing appearance by allowing Dylan Carlson 3 runs in the 4th inning crisis with 1 out and 1st and 2nd base. In the fifth, he gave up one hit but struck out all three of the out counts. Ohtani, who struck out all but two outs in 5 innings, ranked first in strikeouts (59) in the American League this season. The 13 strikeouts in one game is the most strikeouts in one MLB game this season.
With the score trailing 3-4, Ohtani, who withdrew from the mound, was also active at bat. He went 3-for-5 with 1 RBI and helped the team win 6-4.
Until today’s game, Ohtani has recorded 4 wins, an undefeated ERA of 2.54 as a pitcher, a batting average of 0.307 (35 hits in 114 at-bats), 7 homers and 19 RBIs as a hitter.