LA Angels Orange County Register beat writer Jeff Fletcher has dropped news that he will be releasing his new book; Sho-time: The Inside Story of Shohei Ohtani and the Greatest Baseball Season Ever Played.
His book will of course chronicle what has gone on with Ohtani and this past season in particular. Interestingly, it will even go beyond that too. Here's from his Amazon book description:
"Along the way, Fletcher will detail other players who have crossed over from Japan to the major leagues, how Ohtani brought his phenomenal talent to the game at a time when technology is exploding as a means toward maximizing performance, and the role that Ohtani and his otherworldly teammate Mike Trout are playing in helping to lead baseball into the next generation."- Jeff Fletcher, Orange Country Register
The book will include a foreword by Angels Manager Joe Maddon.
Jeff Fletcher's new book about the LA Angels' two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani will drop on July 12th.
As both an LA Angels and Shohei Ohtani fan, I will absolutely be buying this book. This past year was my first season covering the Angels. I was mesmerized by what Ohtani was doing on a two-way basis right away.
He was my AL MVP pick ever since I took over this site, and I got to see the whole season unfold the way it did. His season has been recognized as the greatest season in sports history, as he was more than just an elite hitter and pitcher. He also was an outfielder for the Halos, and was named the fastest baserunner in the American League according to his peers.
Ohtani hit 46 home runs while driving in 100 RBIs (from the two hole) and scoring 103 runs. He also recorded a 3.18 ERA, a 1.090 WHIP, and a 141 ERA+. The first player ever to start the All-Star Game as both the starting pitcher and the starting DH, Ohtani did what this game never thought could be done.
This book will surely give the unanimous 2021 AL MVP the respect he deserves. Baseball was supposed to be dying this last year, but Ohtani and the hype behind the man proved that the sport had other plans.