Shohei Ohtani, who was selected as a pitcher and fielder for the first time in the American Major League All-Star Game, will play as a starting pitcher and the first batter according to special rules. Angels Shohei Ohtani: “I didn’t expect to be selected as a pitcher, and it’s a great honor to be selected as a starting pitcher, and I didn’t expect it at all.” According to the Major League Baseball, Otani Will stand in the top of the first inning as the No. 1 designated hitter in the American League. It is not possible to go up to the starting mound behind it under the baseball rules, but due to special rules, we will play in the two-sword style. This is the second all-star Japanese player to be the starting pitcher since Hideo Nomo in 1995.