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Shohei Ohtani lands on All-MLB first and second teams

2021-11-24 02:48:34 GMT+00:00 – In a singular quirk honoring a one-on-a-kind participant, Shohei Ohtani made the All-MLB first and second teams.

The Los Angeles Angels star was chosen to the first crew as a delegated hitter and to the second crew as a beginning pitcher in honors revealed Tuesday primarily based on voting of followers, media members, ex-players and baseball officers.

Ohtani, beforehand chosen the American League’s Most Valuable Player, batted .257 with 46 homers and 100 RBIs. On the mound, he went 9-2 with a 3.18 ERA and 156 strikeouts in 130 1/3 innings.

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The Toronto Blue Jays have been the lone membership to have three gamers make first-time All-MLB: first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., second baseman Marcus Semien and beginning pitcher Robbie Ray, the AL Cy Young Award winner.

The first crew included two Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers (starters Walker Buehler and Max Scherzer) and two Milwaukee Brewers pitchers (National League Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes and reliever Josh Hader). The New York Yankees had outfielder Aaron Judge and pitcher Gerrit Cole make the highest crew.

Rounding out the first crew have been Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., Atlanta Braves third baseman Austin Riley, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (the NL MVP), Washington Nationals outfielder Shohei Ohtani and Chicago White Sox reliever Liam Hendriks.

The second crew featured three members of the World Series champion Braves — first baseman Freddie Freeman, second baseman Ozzie Albies and beginning pitcher Max Fried — and three members of the Dodgers — shortstop Trea Turner, beginning pitcher Julio Urias and reliever Kenley Jansen.

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, who retired after the season, made the All-MLB second crew. Rounding out the second crew have been Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos, Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker and designated hitter Yordan Alvarez, Giants beginning pitcher Kevin Gausman, Phillies beginning pitcher Zack Wheeler and Angels reliever Raisel Iglesias.

–Field Level Media

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Japanese two-way baseball player for the Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani attends a news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan November 15, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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