2022.05.15 14:34Nation

大谷が100本塁打 日本選手3人目―米大リーグ


2022.05.15 14:34Nation

Ohtani Hits 100th Home Run in U.S. Career

Two-way star Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels collected his 100th home run in his Major League Baseball career on Saturday.
   He is the third Japanese baseball player to reach the milestone, after Hideki Matsui and Ichiro Suzuki, who hit 175 and 117 home runs, respectively, in their U.S. career.
   Ohtani, 27, slugged the two-run shot, his seventh home run of the season, in the fifth inning of the second game of a doubleheader with the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum in the California city.
   The pitcher-slugger hit his first home run in MLB on April 3, 2018, his debut year in the United States, in a game with the Cleveland Indians, now the Cleveland Guardians. He reached the 100th home run in the 444th game, excluding games in which he played only as a pitcher.
   In his professional career in Japan, Ohtani played for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, collecting a total of 48 home runs.