Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani ended his remarkable month of June on a high note.

Ohtani hit his 30th home run of the season in the sixth inning of LA’s 6-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night.

Shohei Ohtani celebrates after his fifth inning home run

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) wearing a kabuto in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of an MLB baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 30, 2023, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA.
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The 493-foot bomb was the longest of Ohtani’s career and the longest of the 2023 MLB season.


Ohtani finished the month of June with 15 home runs, 29 RBI’s, and a batting average of .394.

“I hear about all those 500-foot shots from guys in the past, but I don’t think I’m ever going to see one,” Angels manager Phil Nevin said, according to MLB.com. “Because I [don’t think it’s possible] to see one hit farther than the one I saw.

“The calculations before and now are a little different, but I don’t think there’s a ball that can be hit farther than that one. Just awesome.”