Ohtani Home Run Record Single Season
Shohei Ohtani home run record is 46 in the 2021 season. He has 44 dingers to his name in 2023 till date.
Here is the home run record single season of Ohtani since 2018 listed below:
|Year||Ohtani Home Runs by Year|
|2023 ( as of 27th August)||44*|
Ohtani has been consistently performing in his dominant form since his MLB debut. The Japanese superstar stuck at 22 in his first season with the Los Angeles Angels.
He had his first on 3rd April 2018 against the Cleveland Indians where his season's last homer was on 26th September 2018 in a match against the Angels at the age of 24.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic scenario, he has only 18 homers in 2019 and 7 in 2020 due to the games being postponed following all the safety protocols by Major League Baseball.
His best season was in 2021, where he hit a total of 46 homers in 40 different games he played. He won the American League Most Valuable Player award in 2021.
2021 was the best year for Ohtani as his performance in hitting and the pitching department was both dominant and historical.
Throughout 162 games played, he maintained a batting average of .257 with 46 dingers with a slugging percentage of .592.
He recorded his final homer on the final day of the regular season against the Seattle Mariners on 3rd October 2021.
With his dingers, he joined the list of legendary players like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jim Rice, and Jimmie Fox as the player to hit 45+ home runs with more than eight triples in the same season.
In 2022, even though he had his best performance on the field, he only managed to strike 34 homers with a slugging rate of .665 in the first 94 team games.
In 2023, he has hit 44 to date, with the last 44th homer coming against the Cincinnati Reds on 23rd September 2023.
He got injured during the Friday game suffering a muscle UCL tear which would keep him away from his pitching duties but might continue to be in the batting lineup this season.
Ohtani Most Career Home Runs
Shohei Ohtani career home runs totaled 171 in his six seasons.
He is ranked 53rd on the list of active players with the most home runs scored.
Here is the innings breakdown of every Ohtani home run which is listed below:
- 1st Inning - 32
- 2nd Inning - 10
- 3rd Inning - 31
- 4th inning - 16
- 5th inning - 22
- 6th inning - 16
- 7th inning - 15
- 8th inning - 14
- 9th inning - 14
- extra innings - 1
Out of Ohtani career home runs total of 171, he scored 99 while playing at the home field, and 72 while on the away games.
His total home runs have been coming off 140 different pitchers in his career including 92 solo dingers, 56 with solo base runners, 21 with two base runners, and 2 grand slams.
His latest grand slam was against the Tampa Bay Rays and his 43rd home run of the season tying him for the most in MLB with Brave's Matt Olson.
He hit his 100th career home run on June 8, 2021, against the Kansas City Royals.