The Babe Ruth vs. Shohei Ohtani debate is heating up, and one former MLB star has picked a side.
Ohtani has been nothing short of remarkable this season. 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. He has the AL MVP in the bag and has drawn comparisons to one of the greatest players of all-time: the Great Bambino.
Former MLB star David Justice has made his pick as to which is better. He’s going with the current two-way star in Ohtani. Why? The current competition is far superior to what Ruth faced. And let’s not forget Ruth played against just one race.
“Babe Ruth played against farmers,” Justice said, via TMZ Sports. “Oh, and by the way, [Ruth] only played against one race. … You didn’t play against none of the Negro League players. You didn’t play against none of the Asian players. You didn’t play none of the Latin players. So, you only played against this population of players.”
Ex-MLB star David Justice says Shohei Ohtani is better than Babe Ruth. https://t.co/Udm9LEkcLD
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) August 23, 2021
Make no mistake, though. David Justice still has great respect for Babe Ruth.
“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 is a bit premature. Ruth built a career on sensational play. Ohtani’s been playing at his current level for less than a full season.
Regardless, what Ohtani’s accomplished this season should be praised and admired. He’s having one of the best individual seasons in recent baseball history.
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