Shohei Ohtani broke Babe Ruth’s record for most strikeouts by a player with at least 100 home runs.

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Shohei Ohtani's magnificence reached historic levels after his 502nd strikeout on Tuesday.

When Ohtani struck out shortstop Jeremy Peña in the top of the second inning, the Los Angeles Angles' two-way star broke an 88-year-old record. Ohtani surpassed the great Babe Ruth Most strikeouts by a player with at least 100 career home runs,

The key difference between Ruth and Ohtani, however, is the 100-plus home run mark. Ohtani is playing at MVP level in 2023 with a .294/.362/.515 slash line, but he has a long way to go career-wise to catch the Great Bambino as a batter. He has 134 career home runs, while Ruth has 714 career home runs. Ohtani only played six seasons in his career and Ruth played for 22 years from 1914–1935.

“It's a good thing could pass [Ruth]But I felt like I could have struck out more hitters today,” Ohtani said after the game through a translator. according to the Los Angeles Times, “It's still a long season. It's still early. I just want to stay healthy and get through the season healthy.

Ohtani, 28, struck out seven batters in a 3-1 loss to the Astros to raise his career total to 507, but gave up three earned runs and six hits. As a batter, he went 0–3 against Houston.

Shohei Ohtani is making great strides after six years of his career. (Photo by Ronald Martinez / Images)

Ohtani's future in Los Angeles remains one of the biggest questions ahead of the 2023 season. He is headed to free agency this offseason, but could be a prime trade target at the deadline if the Angels aren't confident in his postseason potential. Los Angeles currently sits in second place in the AL West with a 20–17 record, 3.5 ahead of the Astros and Seattle Mariners. The Angels have not made a season since 2014.

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