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Shohei Ohtani hits 176 MLB homers; most by a Japanese-born player surpassing Hideki Matsui

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Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Shohei Ohtani hits a two-run home run against the New York Mets during the third inning on Sunday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani hit his 176th MLB home run at home against the New York Mets on Sunday, surpassing Hideki Matsui for most home runs by a Japanese-born player.

Matsui, who played for the New York Yankees and other teams, hit 175 home runs in his 5,066 at-bats, while Ohtani, 29, hit his 176th in his 2,979th at-bat.

“I recently learned how much Matsui-san had actually hit. I’ve been sitting ever since [his record] as my target and wanted to hit [that many] as soon as possible,” Ohtani said after the match. “Personally it was a special hit, but the season continues and I want to change my mind and move on to the next game.”



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