May 17 becomes Shohei Ohtani Day in Los Angeles

City officials in Los Angeles have designated May 17 as "Shohei Ohtani Day" in honor of the Japanese baseball star.

The Dodgers player was invited to a ceremony on Friday at Los Angeles City Hall along with team manager Dave Roberts and other executives.

Ohtani was introduced as "the greatest baseball player in America."

The two-way sensation said through an interpreter that he is incredibly honored and humbled.

City council members offered their praise and appreciation, with one official saying a player like Ohtani appears "only once every 100 years."

Many council members expressed excitement, having not known about Ohtani's visit in advance.