Yankee Stadium’s first home run anniversary,
a home run against
the Yankees Ohtani, the best star who doubled as a pitcher…
April 19, 1923, 100 years before the team’s victory . ‘Baseball legend’ Babe Ruth, who played for the New York Yankees of the American Major League (MLB), hit the first home run at the newly opened Yankee Stadium. He was very active at the time, going 2-for-1 (1 home run) and 3 RBI against the Boston Red Sox. Ruth is a legendary MLB star who devoted himself to batting after his MLB debut, where he doubled as a pitcher for the first six seasons.스포츠토토
And exactly 100 years later, Ohtani Shohei (28, Los Angeles Angels), the world’s best “baseball star” with a combined pitching job, hit a home run at the same Yankee Stadium. It is indeed the second coming of Ruth.
Ohtani started as the designated hitter twice in the 2023 MLB New York Yankees match held at Yankee Stadium in New York, USA on the 19th. He scored his fourth home run of the season by attacking the third pitch sweeper (deformed slider) against opposing starter Clark Schmidt in the first at-bat, second base safely in the first inning, and exploding a two-run gun that went over the right wall. Ohtani played an active role with 1 hit in 3 at-bats, 2 RBIs and 2 runs including this home run, and recorded a batting average of 0.300 (18 hits in 60 at-bats) for the season. With Ohtani’s performance at the forefront, the Angels won 5-2.
It was a meaningful home run for Ohtani as well. Ohtani is a character often compared to Ruth. After Ruth’s retirement, he was the first player to successfully combine pitcher and hitter. Ruth and Ohtani are the only players in MLB history to record 100 innings and 200 or more at-bats in a season at the same time.
Yankee Stadium, where Ohtani hit a home run that day, was nicknamed “the house Ruth built” and opened in 1923. The Yankees used this stadium until 2008, and since 2009 they have built a new stadium right next to it and are using it as their home.
Foreign media also praised Ohtani. The Associated Press reported, “Ohtani hit a home run at the new Yankee Stadium exactly 100 years after Ruth hit the first home run at the old Yankee Stadium. Ohtani is the most famous pitcher since Ruth, and last season, for the first time in history, he filled both the batter’s and pitcher’s innings at the same time,” it was reported.