Shohei Ohtani Joins Babe Ruth As Only Pitcher To Start Game, Lead MLB In HRs



When Shohei Ohtani takes the mound Monday night against the Texas Rangers, he’ll accomplish something only Babe Ruth had.

Which, when you think about it, already is pretty impressive.

Ohtani will start for the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Field. But it’s not his win-loss record or ERA that will be talked about. He’ll become the first pitcher since Ruth to start a game while also leading Major League Baseball in home runs.

What makes this even wilder is that Ruth did this 100 (!!!) years ago.

Ohtani is tied with seven other big leaguers with seven home runs, but it’s still a heck of an accomplishment, no less.

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