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Shohei Ohtani Breaks Another LA Dodgers Record

 Nick Martin - World Baseball Network  |    Jun 24th, 2024 1:00pm EDT

Shohei Ohtani has continued to break records in the seven seasons since his MLB debut with the Los Angeles Angels in 2018. Whether it is MLB history or a team record, Ohtani seems to be on pace to break them all.  

During the Los Angeles Dodgers series against Ohtani’s former team, he did something that hasn’t been done in the Statcast era. In the first game of the series, Shohei went 2 for 2 with a towering home run and two walks. The home run would put him in a league of his own. He became the first player in the Statcast era, which dates back to 2015, to hit multiple home runs of 450 ft or more at Dodger Stadium.  

It’s an impressive feat that Ohtani has accomplished in just 76 games as a Dodger. No player has ever done so in a career. Ohtani has three home runs of that distance at Dodger Stadium this season.  

Ohtani has the most 450+ ft homers by a Dodger in a season since 2015, with five so far this year. This is another unbelievable achievement, and we haven’t hit the All-Star break yet. 

After two home runs against the Angels, Ohtani sits first in the National League with twenty-three homers. Ohtani could find himself among historic company if he can continue this scorching start to the season.

The current favorite for MVP, if Shohei Ohtani can win the award this year, he would be the twelfth player in MLB history to win the award three or more times. Work still needs to be done for Shohei to bring home his third MVP trophy, but if his hot start continues, he may put his name on another historic list.  

Photo Credit: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate as he reacts to Freddie Freeman #5 after hitting a two run home run against relief pitcher Matt Moore #55 of the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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