LA Angels’ Shohei Ohtani becomes first All-Star selected as pitcher and hitter

Ohtani, 27, becomes MLB’s first ever two-way All-Star pickJapanese star leads majors with 31 home runs this seasonShohei Ohtani achieved a first in the near century history of baseball’s All-Star Game: selection as both a hitter and a pitcher.The Los Angeles Angels’ two-way sensation was among the American League starting pitchers picked Sunday for the 13 July showcase at Denver’s Coors Field. Ohtani, who leads the majors in home runs, had already been elected by fans to start as the AL’s designated hitter. Continue reading…
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