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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #50: August 19, 2021, 06:08:33 AM »
40 hrs
He did it while pitching 8 innings. MVP

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« Reply #51: November 18, 2021, 06:52:07 PM »
MVP

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« Reply #52: November 19, 2021, 08:52:23 AM »
He also finished 8th overall in stolen bases with 26, ahead of Fernando Tatis Jr, Bo Bichette, Randy Arozarena, and many other fast guys you have heard of.

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« Reply #53: July 19, 2023, 06:56:21 AM »
Trade for Ohtani

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #54: July 24, 2023, 11:43:27 AM »
I have never seen a ballplayer like Ohtani, and I say my first game in 1954. Back in the 1950s, Shirley Povich used to write about Bab Ruth, and Hank Thomas tells us that his grandfather, Walter Johnson, was a good hitter in his late-30s when he decided to practice. (Johnson was is the all-time BA leader among starting pitcher, having hit over .430 in 1925. Johnson, also, was one of the few right-handed hitters to hit a home run over the right-center wall at Griffith Stadium...a distance of 438 feet to the base of that 30 or 40-fot wall)

But to see it now...100 years after Ruth switched to the OF!

What team has so many prospects that would be worth a trade for Ohtani?

(Yes, I know that Ohtani is a rental...)

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #55: July 24, 2023, 11:51:29 AM »
Hank Thomas tells us that his grandfather, Walter Johnson, was a good hitter in his late-30s when he decided to practice. (Johnson was is the all-time BA leader among starting pitcher, having hit over .430 in 1925. Johnson, also, was one of the few right-handed hitters to hit a home run over the right-center wall at Griffith Stadium...a distance of 438 feet to the base of that 30 or 40-fot wall)



With what you mentioned and having a look at Walter Johnson’s hitting career, it’s quite something. He had 41 career triples, 255 RBIs, and 24 home runs. 16 of those home runs appeared to have happened in the dead ball era, hitting 3 one of those seasons. And his numbers in the two pennant-winning years were something.

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #56: July 24, 2023, 01:28:26 PM »
Smoky Joe Wood was a fine hitter. The 2015 Red Sox had Wood and Ruth in their rotation.

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #57: July 24, 2023, 03:40:04 PM »
Smoky Joe Wood was a fine hitter. The 2015 Red Sox had Wood and Ruth in their rotation.
I think that Wood converted to an outfielder after blowing out his arm. His peak compares to anyone.

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #58: July 24, 2023, 03:43:09 PM »
Ruth couldnt even steal 20 bases in a season. Pedestrian

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« Reply #59: July 24, 2023, 06:45:23 PM »
Leaving aside the pitching, who was the last player to lead his league in home-runs and triples?

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« Reply #60: July 24, 2023, 06:56:19 PM »
Leaving aside the pitching, who was the last player to lead his league in home-runs and triples?

I know Willie Mays did it.

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #61: July 24, 2023, 07:31:34 PM »
I know Willie Mays did it.
Jim Rice may have in 1978. I think he had 15 triples or something ridiculous. Now to look that up.

Edit- Rice did lead mlb with 15 triples and 46 HR

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #62: July 27, 2023, 05:45:46 PM »
After a CG 1 hit shutout in the opener, he’s already hit two homers in the second game

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« Reply #63: July 28, 2023, 11:33:01 PM »
matt chapman caught on video complaining that the Jays pitched to Ohtani:
https://twitter.com/JomboyMedia/status/1685078985502232576?s=20

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #64: July 29, 2023, 07:34:54 AM »
After a CG 1 hit shutout in the opener, he’s already hit two homers in the second game
No big deal. Took him two games.

https://www.mlb.com/news/rick-wise-amazed-by-shohei-ohtani

Remember watching that game. And we all were so upset when the Phillies traded him for Carlton. LOL.

I know Rick is old because he said he saw it in Sportcenter.

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #65: July 29, 2023, 07:35:32 AM »
matt chapman caught on video complaining that the Jays pitched to Ohtani:
https://twitter.com/JomboyMedia/status/1685078985502232576?s=20
They pinch hit for Ohtani in the ninth. Injury?

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #66: July 29, 2023, 09:37:24 AM »
Cramps

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #67: July 29, 2023, 10:15:22 AM »
exhaustion from carrying a 26 man team on his back?

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #68: July 29, 2023, 10:28:48 AM »
No big deal. Took him two games.

https://www.mlb.com/news/rick-wise-amazed-by-shohei-ohtani

Remember watching that game. And we all were so upset when the Phillies traded him for Carlton. LOL.

I know Rick is old because he said he saw it in Sportcenter.
Former Buffalo Head.  The Buffalo Heads were a group of Red Sox who did not get along with Don Zimmer in 1977-78. Bernie Carbo, Bill Lee, Wise, I think Fergie Jenkins and a few others. Zimmer didn't think they were serious enough and disliked that some or all smoked marijuana. Lee though Zimmer had a head like a Buffalo, thus the name.

This all had consequences in 1978 when Zimmer pulled Lee from the rotation as they were flailing in the 2nd half, blowing a one-time 14 game lead. The Sox tried minimally talented call ups instead. In the big showdown wipe out series vs the NYY, known as the Boston Massacre, Zimmer went with I think Bobby Sprowl instead of Lee, saying Sprowl "had ice water in his veins." Sprowl was destroyed, and I think he never pitched in the majors again.  Zimmer was basically forced into reinserting Lee after that, and he won his games as the Sox came back from being 4 down in the last 2 weeks to tie the Yankees and force the Bucky Dent game.

Oddly enough, given his dislike for the Buffalo Heads, Zimmer insisted on playing the hard-nosed former Alabama QB turned 3rd baseman Butch Hobson. Hobson's nose may have been hardened from his cocaine use, but he was southern and not laid back like Lee, so he was OK for Zimmer. Hobson at that point was incapable of throwing to first accurately with his bone chips locking up his elbow. He would manipulate his elbow to slide the chips in place between pitches. Again, down the stretch, Zimmer was forced to play Hobson's very capable backup, Jack Brohamer, who at least eliminated the costly errors during the last couple of weeks.

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #69: July 29, 2023, 05:43:03 PM »
Had not “herd” of the Buffalo heads.


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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #70: July 29, 2023, 05:43:29 PM »
Cramps
Thanks. Back in the lineup today.

Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #71: July 30, 2023, 08:10:33 AM »
 :mg: Teams starting to pitch around him. Kill joys  :mg:

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #72: August 04, 2023, 11:50:06 AM »
Ohtani becomes the 3rd player in major league history to steal a base, hit a home run, and strike out a batter in have a scoreless pitching outing in the same game. The others were incredibly Pablo Sandoval and Christy Matthewson.

Ohtani pitched four shut out innings yesterday. And of course the Angels lost their third straight.

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #73: August 04, 2023, 12:19:14 PM »
Ohtani becomes the 3rd player in major league history to steal a base, hit a home run, and strike out a batter in the same game. The others were incredibly Pablo Sandoval and Christy Matthewson.

Ohtani pitched four shut out innings yesterday. And of course the Angels lost their third straight.


!!!!!! Not even Babe Ruth?

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Re: Shohei “Show Time” Ohtani
« Reply #74: August 04, 2023, 12:44:32 PM »
Panda stole a base??
Ohtani becomes the 3rd player in major league history to steal a base, hit a home run, and strike out a batter in the same game. The others were incredibly Pablo Sandoval and Christy Matthewson.

Ohtani pitched four shut out innings yesterday. And of course the Angels lost their third straight.