Shohei Ohtani was the first Japanese player to get a hit in his first at-bat since ... Yu Darvish?
One of the bigger storylines baseball fans were excited to follow this season was the debut of two-way Japanese player
In the top of the second inning during the Angels-A's game on Opening Day, Ohtani smacked a single to right field:
That's impressive. And can you guess the last Japanese player to have a hit in his very first big league plate appearance? Why, starting pitcher
Shohei Ohtani is the first Japanese player since Kosuke Fukudome to hit in the first PA of his major league debut— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) March 29, 2018
The last Japanese player to hit in his first MLB PA? Yu Darvish, who got a hit in the first PA of his first interleague game https://t.co/uT1YCLGGMn
Just as we expected.