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Shohei Ohtani - by Jay Paris (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 168

Format: Hardcover

Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Sub-Genre: Sports & Recreation

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

Book theme: Baseball & Softball

Author: Jay Paris

Language: English

Street Date: November 20, 2018
TCIN: 54274502
UPC: 9781683583028
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-7730
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

Discover how the Angels' pitching and hitting phenom became 2018's most exciting star!

Book Synopsis

With highlights Shohei Ohtani's best games on the mound and at bat for the Los Angeles Angels from each month of his rookie season--as well as anecdotes of his life in America--this is one book that every fan of Major League Baseball will want.

Rarely does anyone use the term "two-way" in regard to a baseball player. Yet the Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, at the young age of twenty-three, has become the epitome of the term, drawing comparisons to Babe Ruth by baseball pundits everywhere.

After being drafted by the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Japan Pacific League with the number-one pick in 2012, the eighteen-year-old Ohtani struggled with the bat during his rookie season. However, he had a breakout year in 2014, posting a 2.61 ERA in 24 starts and 179 strikeouts (as well as 10 home runs). By 2017, all thirty Major League Baseball teams had heard about the Japanese phenom and expressed interest in signing him. Ultimately, the Angels offered him the opportunity to compete as a two-way player and the chance to accomplish his professional goals.

After a quiet spring training, Ohtani broke out in the first two weeks of the 2018 regular season, becoming just the 14th pitcher in major-league history to strike out 12 batters in one of his first two starts. He also homered in three consecutive games during that stretch. Shohei Ohtani: The Amazing Story of Baseball's Two-Way Japanese Superstar tells the story of the player from rural Japan who became a two-way star not seen in America since Babe Ruth.

About the Author

Jay Paris is a celebrated sports journalist and the author of Game of My Life San Diego Chargers and Game of My Life Rams. A three-time recipient of awards from the Pro Football Writers Association of America, Paris has served as web editor for Mighty1090AM.com, a Southern California sports site, since 2014.
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