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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Sporting News: The 50 Greatest Seasons in Sports History

With this ranking, we looked through The Sporting News’ long history — we were founded in 1886 — to find the greatest individual seasons in sports history. They might sometimes lack the drama of the moments, but they showcase the level of dominance needed to succeed over the grind of a season.

1. Shohei Ohtani, 2021
Numbers (as a hitter):
46 homers, 100 RBI, 26 SB, 158 OPS+, 4.9 bWAR
Numbers (as a pitcher): 3.18 ERA, 23 GS, 130 1/3 IP, 98 H, 156 K, 4.1 bWAR

Thursday, November 18, 2021

A 2-time and a 2-way MVP in Bryce, Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani was named the unanimous American League winner and Bryce Harper the National League winner of the game’s highest individual performance honor—the Most Valuable Player Award—by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in results revealed Thursday night on MLB Network.

Hombre Brotani Posted: November 18, 2021 at 06:51 PM | 42 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, mvp, shohei ohtani

Monday, September 27, 2021

Shohei Ohtani, on future with Los Angeles Angels: ‘I want to win’

Shohei Ohtani might have locked up the American League’s Most Valuable Player Award on Sunday, with seven dominant innings against a visiting Seattle Mariners team still fighting for a spot in the postseason.

But his Los Angeles Angels ultimately lost for the 82nd time in 2021, solidifying something else: a sixth consecutive losing season in Anaheim, California.

Four of those have come with Ohtani on the team, the last of which occurred while he navigated arguably the most uniquely impressive season in baseball history. After Sunday’s 5-1 loss, Ohtani—ineligible for free agency until after the 2023 season—was asked if he wants to stay with the Angels long term.

“I really like the team,” Ohtani said through his interpreter, adding that he hasn’t spoken with the organization about a potential extension. “I love the fans, I love the atmosphere of the team, but more than that, I want to win. That’s the biggest thing for me. I’ll leave it at that.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 27, 2021 at 01:40 PM | 38 comment(s)
  Beats: shohei ohtani

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Shohei Ohtani has sore arm, might not pitch again this season

Two-way star Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch Friday for the Los Angeles Angels because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a pitcher for the rest of the season.

“If there’s any kind of lingering soreness, you may not see him pitch,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said before Thursday’s game against the Chicago White Sox.

Ohtani (9-2, 3.36 ERA) felt soreness while playing catch Wednesday. Maddon said he raised the possibility of the likely American League MVP being shut down on the mound for the rest of the season during a meeting.

Hombre Brotani Posted: September 16, 2021 at 06:59 PM | 39 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, shohei ohtani, well, this just fucking sucks



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