The much anticipated arrival of the "Japanese Babe Ruth" has finally happened, as we can see in a video posted in the FOX Sports West twitter account. Ohtani, who shined in the Japanese League both as pitcher and as a designated hitter, signed with the Los Angeles Angels last December.
Other teams like the Dodgers, Yankees, Rangers and Red Sox were interested in the 23 year-old sensation, but were the Angels who landed the sign of the Japanese.
Ohtani caused sensation amongst MLB teams with his impressive numbers in the Japanese League, where showed inmense skills with his arm and with the bat. He has a record of 42-15 with an ERA of 2.52 and 624 strikeouts. In the other side, he batted a .282 AVG with 296 hits, 48 HR's and 166 RBI's.
He can become the first MLB player since Babe Ruth to play both as a pitcher and as a hitter, who last played as both in the 1935 season.