Shohei Ohtani provided one of the most incredible baseball performances in the WBC.
To back that claim, he earned two spots on the 2023 World Baseball Classic All-Tournament team. Ohtani was awarded a spot as a designated hitter and as a pitcher.
Oh, and Ohtani locked in the tournament MVP award, too.
Cubs starter Marcus Stroman showed his admiration for the generational player on Twitter.
"Give Ohtani a billion dollars. Mythical unicorn god on the baseball field!" Stroman tweeted.
Throughout the tournament, Ohtani slashed a blistering .435/.606/.739 for Team Japan. In 23 at-bats Ohtani notched 10 hits, one home run, eight RBIs and 10 walks.
On the flip side, Ohtani recorded a 1.86 ERA over three games and 9.2 innings pitched. On Tuesday night, he closed for Team Japan in the championship game after having recently started a game on the mound.
He walked the first batter and pitched the second batter into a double play. Standing last, his teammate, Mike Trout, stood between him and the championship. After three consecutive 100+ mph heaters, Ohtani struck out Trout with an 87 mph sweeping slider to win it all.
Stroman's right. Give him a billion dollars. He's a unicorn.
He's making his case as the best baseball player to ever take the field.
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