Chicago White Sox

Angels star Shohei Ohtani throws wild 100 mph pitch, drills home run in historic start


Shohei Ohtani is a true two-way star in Major League Baseball — and he didn't waste any time proving it on Sunday night.


Then, later that very same inning, Ohtani drilled a deep home run on the first pitch at the plate to put the Angels up 1-0 almost instantly.


After throwing a 100.6 mph fast ball in the first inning, he holds that league record, too.


Leury Garcia scored for the White Sox in the process, and Angels second baseman David Fletcher then threw to Ohtani to try and tag Jose Abreu out — who was making his own play on the plate.


Abreu, though, slid into Ohtani knocking him to the ground — where he stayed clearly in pain before walking off the field.


He was replaced by Steve Cishek, though the team insisted he wasn't pulled from the game for injury reasons.






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