Shohei Ohtani Crushes 448-Foot Homer in World Baseball Classic

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By Daniel Chavkin The Japanese superstar put on a show in front of his home fans in Tokyo. No player is likely to receive more attention in this year’s World Baseball Classic than Shohei Ohtani, especially in his native Japan. The two-way superstar last played in front of his home fans in 2017, and he has not disappointed thus far. Ohtani showed off his pitching skills in Team Japan’s opener Thursday, allowing just one hit in four shutout innings in an 8-1 win over China. Now, he’s produced an offensive highlight to match. The former AL MVP clobbered his first home run of the tournament Sunday…

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