Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels) became the first Japanese to win the Major League Baseball (MLB) home run title.
The Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Sunday at Angels Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif.
The Angels finished the year with a record of 73 wins and 89 losses, good for fourth place in the American League West.
Despite a season-ending elbow injury, Ohtani led the American League in home runs with 44. He also ranked first in on-base percentage (.654) and OPS (1.066).
In 135 games this year, Ohtani batted .304 (151-for-497) with 44 home runs, 95 RBI, 102 runs scored and 20 stolen bases.
He hit 15 home runs in June, the most in a single month. He missed 25 games after September 5, but it was enough to win the home run title.토토사이트
As a pitcher, Ohtani started 23 games (132 innings) and went 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA and 167 strikeouts. That’s a lot of innings for a pitcher who didn’t make it to regulation.
Ohtani is eligible for free agency after this season and is expected to receive offers from a number of teams.
Meanwhile, Ohtani, who underwent elbow surgery on March 17, is recovering to return to the field next season.