Shohei Ohtani’s All-Star appearances

Last Modified Dec 14, 2023 17:39 GMT
Shohei Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani


Shohei Ohtani is a well-known name in the world of baseball. Nicknamed “Shotime” and “The Unicorn”, he is a pitcher, designated hitter, and outfielder who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The richest contract in professional sports history was signed by Ohtani with the Los Angeles Dodgers on December 11, 2023, for a 10-year, $700 million deal.


Born on July 5, 1994, in Oshu, Iwate, Japan, Ohtani played baseball in Japan before making the jump to MLB. He has been described as a two-way player because of his pitching and hitting skills. He has garnered critical praise for his baseball skills, which include becoming an AL MVP in 2021. Apart from this, he is a 2-time All-MLB first-team member in 2021 and 2022. He also is a 2-time All MLB second team member in 2021 and 2022. Ohtani has also gone to be considered the AL Rookie of the Year in 2018. He won the Silver Slugger Award in 2021, became the AL triples leader in 2021, and also won the Edgar Martinez Award 2-times in 2021 and 2022. He was also considered the AP Athlete of the Year in 2021. Ohtani has also represented his home team, Japan, in the World Baseball Classic 2023.


Shohei Ohtani has notched up a batting average of .272, along with an ERA of 2.97. He also has a win-loss record of 35-17 with 158 home runs and 568 strikeouts. Ohtani has pitched a total of 445.0 innings and has a WHIP of 1.08. He also has 410 RBIs.


Shohei Ohtani will be making his third All-Star game appearance in 2023. He previously appeared in 2021 and 2023 as a hitter and pitcher.

How many All-Star appearances does Shohei Ohtani have?

Shohei Ohtani has made three All-Star appearances in 2021, 2022 and 2023. In 2023, he made his 3rd All-Star appearance as a pitcher and a hitter.


2021 All-Star Game

Shohei Ohtani represented the American League team in the 2021 MLB All-Star Game. He started out batting against right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer.


He returned as a starting pitcher in the bottom half of the game. He was known for his fastballs, which he threw at 100.2 mph.


2022 All-Star Game

In 2022, Shohei Ohtani was selected as a designated hitter and pitcher for the American League team for the second time.


However, he only played as a hitter because he wanted to put more importance on the 2022 MLB season than the All-Star game. He also did not participate in the Home Run Derby.


2023 All-Star Game

It was Ohtani's third consecutive year being selected as an All-Star in both the pitcher and DH roles when he was chosen as the American League's pitcher on July 2, 2023.


FAQs

A. Shohei Ohtani is 28 years old.

A. Shohei Ohtani has made 2 All-Star appearances previously in 2021 and 2022. In 2023, he will be making his 3rd All-Star game appearance.

A. Shohei Ohtani is a two-way player as he can both pitch and bat. However, he is also an outfielder.

A. Shohei Ohtani plays baseball for the Los Angeles Angels.

A. Shohei Ohtani has 158 home runs and 568 strikeouts in his career so far.

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