Meet The Japanese Baseball Sensation Challenging The Notion That Pitchers Can't Hit

Apr 18, 2018
Originally published on April 18, 2018 12:14 pm

The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels face off again Wednesday night in Anaheim, California. During Tuesday night’s match-up, all eyes were on rookie pitching and batting sensation Shohei Ohtani. Some baseball writers have called the rookie “the Japanese Babe Ruth” and “the next big thing” in baseball. But Ohtani got a reality check when he was pulled from Tuesday’s game early.

Here & Now‘s Eric Westervelt (@Ericnpr) speaks with A Martínez (@AMartinezLA), host of KPCC’s Take Two.

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