The Resource Shohei Ohtani : the amazing story of baseball's two-way Japanese superstar, (ebook)

Shohei Ohtani : the amazing story of baseball's two-way Japanese superstar, (ebook)

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Shohei Ohtani : the amazing story of baseball's two-way Japanese superstar
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Shohei Ohtani
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the amazing story of baseball's two-way Japanese superstar
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eng
Summary
Rarely does anyone use the term "two-way" in regard to a baseball player. Yet the Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, at the young age of twenty-three, has become the epitome of the term, drawing comparisons to Babe Ruth by baseball pundits everywhere. After being drafted by the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Japan Pacific League with the number-one pick in 2012, the eighteen-year-old Ohtani struggled with the bat during his rookie season. However, he had a breakout year in 2014, posting a 2.61 ERA in 24 starts and 179 strikeouts (as well as 10 home runs). By 2017, all thirty Major League Baseball teams had heard about the Japanese phenom and expressed interest in signing him. Ultimately, the Angels offered him the opportunity to compete as a two-way player and the chance to accomplish his professional goals. After a quiet spring training, Ohtani broke out in the first two weeks of the 2018 regular season, becoming just the 14th pitcher in major-league history to strike out 12 batters in one of his first two starts. He also homered in three consecutive games during that stretch. Shohei Ohtani: The Amazing Story of Baseball's Two-Way Japanese Superstar tells the story of the player from rural Japan who became a two-way star not seen in America since Babe Ruth. With highlights of his best games on the mound and at bat from each month of his rookie season and anecdotes of his life in America, this is the one book that every fan will want
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Midwest
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Paris, Jay
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Ohtani, Shohei
  • Los Angeles Angels (Baseball team)
  • Pitchers (Baseball)
  • Designated hitters (Baseball)
  • Baseball players
  • Baseball players
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Shohei Ohtani : the amazing story of baseball's two-way Japanese superstar, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781683583035
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT12343361
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remote
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MWT12343361
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Shohei Ohtani : the amazing story of baseball's two-way Japanese superstar, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781683583035
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12343361
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12343361
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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