In Major League Baseball, Japanese two-way star Ohtani Shohei of the Los Angeles Angels has been picked as one of the pitchers of the American League for this year's All-Star Game. He was chosen as both hitter and pitcher for the third straight year.
The ballpark was thrilled by the speed of the "Monster of 2021". In the Central and Pacific League professional baseball interleague game between Lotte and Hiroshima held at ZOZO Marine Stadium on November 11, Lotte starter Akinori Sasaki threw 109 pitches, the most in his professional career, to earn his fifth win of the season.
The official MLB Instagram (@mlb) has 9.8 million followers worldwide and is an account that many baseball fans pay attention to. Especially this season, as the Samurai Major Leaguers have been very active, many of their appearances have been shown on the site.
On May 17, the Los Angeles Angels faced the Baltimore Orioles in hostile territory. They lost 1-3, with Mike Trout's solo shot the lone run and the batting lineup going silent. It was their second straight loss, following a black mark on the same card the day before.
Shohei Ohtani of the Angels pitched and hit at the same time in the "No. 3 Pitcher/DH" position. Pitching, he was hit by a pitch for the fourth straight game, his worst outing. However, he hit a three-run shot, his ninth in four games, to win the game.