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Shohei Ohtani is on the Brink of Breaking a 69-Year-Old Dodgers Record

With one swing of the bat on Wednesday night, Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani could inscribe his name in Dodgers history forever.

After crushing a leadoff home run against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday, Ohtani tallied another run batted in, giving him at least one RBI in nine straight games. That ties Roy Campanella’s franchise record. RBIs became an official stat in 1920.

Augie Galan (1944), Eddie Brown (1924), and Bob Fisher (1913) also pulled off the feat. Matt Kemp also drove in runs in nine consecutive games, but that streak was split across the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

Over his past nine games — eight as the leadoff hitter — Ohtani is 15-for-34 (.441) with three doubles, seven home runs, nine walks, 16 RBIs, and 12 runs scored. During his nine-game RBI streak, Ohtani has slashed .441/.545/1.147 with seven homers and 16 RBIs.

“Regardless of the RBI streak, I think it’s really about the team creating the opportunities to be able to drive in the run,” Ohtani said.

Photo Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

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