WATCH: Shohei Ohtani Obliterates Glove With Insane 109 Mph Hit in Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers MLB Game

Published 10/01/2021, 1:03 PM EDT
Sep 25, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) triples against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Angels star, Shohei Ohtani, continues to surprise everyone with his stunning performances. Just when fans think he has reached his peak, he puts on yet another show, leaving them speechless.

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In search of a prominent win, Shohei and the Angels faced the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Notably, while they tasted victory, Ohtani stole the show with his brilliance. In the ninth inning, Ohtani hit a single with so much power that it destroyed the second baseman, Andy Ibanez’s glove.

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Ohtani amazed everyone

On Wednesday, Los Angeles Angels defeated the Rangers by 7-2. But the eye-catching moment was their star player, Shohei Ohtani’s single hit. Ohtani struck a single at 109 Mph and shattered Andy’s glove. Thrilled and shocked at Shohei’s intensity, Rengifo, who reached the third base, could not contain his laughter looking at the damaged glove.

Reacting to Ohtani’s performance, Los Angeles Angels manager, Joe Maddon, said, “In my mind’s eye that absolutely galvanizes the MVP Award. When you start breaking gloves, you’re the MVP.”

ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels looks for an umpire to check his equipment after pitching in the first inning of the game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 19, 2021 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Angels might not have had the best season this year, but Ohtani has outclassed his counterparts, regardless. Unfortunately, he did not get the same support from the team, and yet again Los Angeles Angels will not appear in the post-season; They last qualified in 2014.

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Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani is said to be one in a trillion. The feats Ohtani has achieved are unbelievable yet true. For starters, Ohtani is one of the most versatile players in the history of MLB. No player has ever been part of the All-Star Game as a pitcher and a hitter.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – APRIL 28: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels takes the field for pregame warmups before the Angels take on the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field on April 28, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Ohtani has made 1087 plate appearances, even more than legendary player Babe Ruth. Ohtani’s outings have defined the 2021 baseball season as a combination of what Roger Maris and Bob Gibson did in 1961 and 1968. Remarkably, no baseball player had hit more than nine home runs in a single season, while Ohtani has hit 44.

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It’s a shame that Ohtani has not appeared in the post-season for the past four years. Do you think Ohtani will still continue with Los Angeles Angels after his contract expires in 2023?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. As her father was an athlete, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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