ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Shohei Ohtani and the quest to rewrite baseball's record books

Purist warrior monk rises above a game consumed by greed and entitlement

TOKYO -- Everybody in the United States and Japan is talking about Shohei Ohtani, the Japanese baseball player who migrated to America and hit his major-league-leading 42nd home run Monday.

In his fourth season, Ohtani was the first man in history to be selected for the midseason Major League Baseball All-Star Game as both a pitcher (voted in by the players) and a batter (voted in by the fans), and to take part in the home run derby as well. This has never happened before.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more