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Shohei Ohtani gives Japanese baseball a moment to savor

Country has reached the end of a 150-year spiritual journey

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani is now being called the greatest player in all of baseball.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan is finally where it wants to be vis-a-vis the United States and the sport of baseball.

The country has reached the end of a spiritual journey that has taken nearly 150 years, thanks to the efforts of Shohei Ohtani, who has achieved success in the major leagues heretofore thought impossible by most observers.

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