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Shohei Ohtani joins Willie Mays in rare achievement

Two legends in the baseball world from two different eras are now sharing the same statistical space.

California Angels Shohei Ohtani hit his sixth triple of the season Saturday, becoming the only player besides Willie Mays to hit more than 45 home runs, steal more than 20 bases and hit 6 triples in a single season.

The last person to do that was Willie Mays in 1955, reports NBC Sports.

Ohtani currently has 45 home runs. 24 stolen bases and 7 triples.

The two way player who both pitches and plays in the outfield actually hit two executive triples Saturday, giving him 7, according to Yahoo Sports.

Ohtani has had a remarkable season and has been named frequently as someone in the running for the Most Valuable Player award in the American League.

The only Japanese player to ever win the MVP award in baseball during the regular season is Ichiro Suzuki in 2001.

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