Photo/Illutration Shohei Ohtani pitches against the Oakland Athletics on Aug. 9. (Nobuo Fujiwara)

Japanese baseball and beleaguered Los Angeles Angels fans have something to cheer about as two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani accomplished a feat last achieved by Babe Ruth 104 years ago.

Ohtani started for the Angels on Aug. 9 and threw shutout ball for six innings against the Oakland Athletics to record his 10th win as a pitcher. 

Combined with his 25th home run, which he clubbed over the right-field wall in the seventh inning, Ohtani is the first player since Ruth to reach double digits in wins as a pitcher and home runs as a batter in a season.

The Angels won the game 5-1 but remain mired in fourth place in the American League West, so a playoff berth is close to impossible.

In 1918, when Ruth was still playing for the Boston Red Sox, he recorded a 13-7 mark on the mound to go with his 11 home runs.