Angels' Shohei Ohtani becomes the first player in baseball history to qualify as both hitter and pitcher
Two-way dynamo Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels once again made Major League history.
In a 2022 MLB season that saw several historic accomplishments, Ohtani added another achievement to the record books on the final day of the regular season.
Ohtani made his final appearance for the Angels this season in their season finale on Wednesday against the Oakland A's. After striking out the A's in the first inning,
Ohtani went 162 innings and became the first player in baseball history to qualify as both a pitcher and bowler.
Ohtani completed his final outing of 2022 by going 5.0 innings, allowing an earned run while striking out six.
The 28-year-old went 15-8 on the mound in 28 starts, with a 2.33 ERA and 219 strikeouts.
Ohtani batted .274/.356/.520 with 34 home runs and 95 RBI in 157 regular season games.
Over the weekend, Ohtani signed the most significant arbitration-eligible player, agreeing to a one-year, $30 million deal through 2023.