Watch Shohei Ohtani And Mike Trout’s ‘Storybook’ End To World Baseball Classic
Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout, who are normally teammates on the Angels and are arguably MLB’s best players, made that possible with an epic showdown in the ninth inning of the title game.
Ohtani was facing Trout at the plate with two outs, the count full and Ohtani’s Japan team leading Trout’s U.S. squad, 3-2.
It was Ohtani, the two-way megastar, who got the better of Trout, striking him out to give Japan the victory and the championship in Miami.
“I believe this is the best moment in my life,” Ohtani said, per ESPN.