Three Player of the Week honors in one season, a first in 48 years
Shohei Ohtani (29-LA Angels) earns his seventh career Player of the Week honor.
The Major League Baseball (MLB) office announced its Player of the Week awards on Monday (Jan. 1).
Ohtani was named the American League Player of the Week. This is Ohtani’s third honor of the year and seventh of his career.
It’s the first time in 48 years that a player has been named Player of the Week three times in a season since Nolan Ryan in 1975.
In six games last week, Ohtani batted .300 with three home runs, four RBIs and a 1.281 OPS. On the mound, he appeared in one game and recorded his first career complete game.
Ohtani tossed a nine-inning, one-hit shutout in the first game of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers on March 28. In the second game of the doubleheader, he hit back-to-back home runs, his 37th and 38th of the season. He followed that up with another home run the next day.
He’s on pace to surpass 50 home runs for the first time in his career and challenge for 60. 한국야동 He’s also on pace for double-digit wins in the pitching department.