“The only GOAT is ‘Shohei Otani'” (Jeremiah Estrada).
“Ohtani was a monster. A pitcher I never want to see again” (Dae Ho Lee).
As Disney+ prepares to release “Shohei Ohtani – Beyond the Dream,” a sports documentary that explores the life and values of one of the greatest sports stars of all time, the accolades from leading media outlets and sports celebrities about Shohei Ohtani have come into focus.
Not only did he lead the Nippon Ham Fighters to their first championship in 10 years after joining the Nippon Professional Baseball League, but even after reaching his dream stage, the Major League Baseball, he maintained his identity as a two-way player and continued his phenomenal record streak.
First, Lee Dae-ho, who played for South Korea in the 2015 Premier12 and faced Ohtani in person, said, “Ohtani was a monster. I never want to see him again,” while his teammate Lee Yong-kyu called him “the best pitcher I’ve ever seen,” adding, “The ball he throws is not something you can describe in words.” Korean professional baseball legend and former national team manager Sun Dong-yeol praised him as “a once-in-a-100-year player,” and Korean major league pioneer Park Chan-ho called him “a star with both skill and character. A good player and a great person.” Park praised him not only for his outstanding performance but also for his warm personality.
He also said, “Shohei Ohtani is a special player. There is no comparison in major league history” (Clayton Kershaw), “Shohei Ohtani is the best player in major league history” (CC Sabathia), “The only GOAT is Shohei Ohtani” (Jeremiah Estrada), and “Shohei Ohtani’s game hasn’t been seen in the last 100 years, and maybe not for another 100 years” (Rich Hill), and aroused the admiration of famous baseball players overseas for his baseball skills, sports star qualities, and unrivaled presence. In addition, “Comparing Shohei Ohtani to Babe Ruth is no longer meaningful. 무지개토토
No one has ever been as good as Shohei Ohtani at both pitching and hitting” (ESPN), “A top-notch all-around player, both as a pitcher and a hitter” (Aaron Judge), “I’ve never seen anything like this in my life. One of the greatest hitters of all time and one of the greatest pitchers of all time” (Freddie Freeman), while others noted his incredible all-around talent as both a pitcher and a hitter, such as “Shohei Ohtani is not an all-star, he’s a megastar. I’ve never seen a guy who can run like the wind, throw 100 mph, and hit better than anyone else” (Dusty Baker), “His skills on the mound and dominance at the plate are unparalleled in the major leagues” (Alex Rodriguez), and “his ability to throw strikes, hit, and steal bases that even his own teammates can’t help but be amazed at,” confirming his legendary status.
With his passion for baseball and unrivaled skill, Ohtani is on his way to bigger and better things.