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Ohtani Among Baseball Digest's 80 MLB Icons in Last 80 Years

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani stands at the on deck circle during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani stands at the on deck circle during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

New York (AP) -- It took four seasons for Shohei Ohtani to join the biggest major league stars of the last eight decades.

To commemorate Baseball Digest's 80th anniversary, the publication selected 80 iconic players essential to telling the story of the game from 1942-2021.