Shohei Ohtani is doing things this season that we haven’t seen in the MLB since Babe Ruth. Because of that, he is not only being compared to the great one, he is being touted as being better than Ruth.
Former Atlanta Braves outfielder David Justice is one of the people who believes it.
Justice, who played 13 years in the majors, believes that Ohtani is better than Ruth because of one reason in particular. Per TMZ Sports:
“Ruth only played against farmers and oh, he only played against one race. Unlike Shohei Ohtani, Babe didn’t play against Negro League players, Latin players, or Asian players.”
The Angels’ two-way superstar leads the league in home runs (40) and is 8-1 with a 2.79 ERA on the mound this season.
Despite his greatness, he cannot do everything for the team as they sit with a 62-64 record, which is good for 4th place in the Americal League West.
“I don’t want it to sound like I’m hating on Babe,” Justice continued. “It’s just that I’m giving extra love to Ohtani.”
The Shohei Ohtani vs. Babe Ruth debate could very well turn into the LeBron-Jordan debate of Major League Baseball. Only time will tell, but right now, it’s way too early.