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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 Shohei Ohtani. And they didn't have to wait long to see him in action. 
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 Yu Darvish, of course:

Just as we expected.