Mythology Otani is finally breaking ML’s record for the first time
He is good at throwing balls as a pitcher and even aiming for the home run king as a batter, but he is also fast at his feet. Shohei Otani (27, LA Angels), who is showing cartoon-like baseball, is now breaking the milestone that no one has achieved in Major League history. It is the record of 50 home runs to 30 stolen bases.
Otani is making the myth of “two-ta double-job” a reality. In the absence of a game on the 30th (Korea time), he stole his 20th stolen base this season, adding one stolen base against San Diego the day before.
Otani, who is making history in the Major League, has hit 41 home runs this season, leading the game alone. He then stole 20 bases and stepped on the “40 homers and 20 steals.” It was the first time in the history of the Los Angeles Angels and the 32nd major league record.
The Los Angeles Angels are fourth in the American League West with 64 wins and 67 losses at the time of 131 games (as of August 30). With the Major League playing a total of 162 games, the team still has 31 games left.
First of all, it seems difficult to achieve 40 home runs to 40 stolen bases. He has already hit 41 home runs and achieved 40 home runs. Then he has to steal 20 bases in 31 games, but it seems impossible arithmetically. In the Major League, a total of four players, including Jose Canseco, Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez and Alfonso Soriano, achieved 40-40 goals.
Then in reality, he can aim for 50 home runs and 30 stolen bases. This is because it is a record that can be achieved by adding nine home runs and 10 stolen bases in the remaining 31 games. According to Japanese media such as Tokyo Sports, not a single player has ever achieved a record of 50 home runs to 30 steals in Major League history. That’s a huge milestone 파워볼게임
Otani hit 13 home runs in 25 games in June. He also hit nine home runs in 23 games in July. Although it is briefly slowing down to four in August, if there is a unique rush in September, it is enough to pass over about nine fences.
However, it seems necessary to actively play with the intention of stealing to achieve the big record. Otani stole three bases in March and April and recorded four in May and July. And I added five in August. If he accumulates one steal per three games for the rest of the year, it is not impossible to achieve “50 homers to 30 steals.” Will Otani achieve an unprecedented feat?