Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, June 30, 2021 -- "Shohei Ruth"

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"For the first time since he signed with the Angels, and really for the first time since 2016, when he was still with the Nippon Ham Fighters, we’re seeing the myth of Shohei Ohtani made real. He’s been the best hitter in baseball, and one of the best starting pitchers in baseball, over the last month. No one has done that for more than a day or so at a time since Ruth."