“It has never been achieved in MLB history” to reach the W rule
Athletics – Angels (6th Japan time, Oakland)
Angels pitcher Shohei Otani participated in the final game of the season against the Athletics on the 5th (Japan time 6th) as “No. 3, pitcher and DH” at the same time. He suppressed the first time to 3 players and reached the first regular pitching innings (162 times) in major league. He was the first player in history to reach the “W rule”, and the broadcasting station of “Barry Sports West”, which relayed the game, was cheered saying “History has been made!”.
The first time of attention, which was one more inning until the regular pitching inning. He missed Kemp with a slider and struck out, then hit Murphy on the middle and Brown on a grounder. At this moment, he reached his first regular pitching inning. He achieved the first-ever “W regulation” along with the regulation turn at bat that he had already reached.
This historic feat was applauded by the broadcasters of the local broadcaster, Barry Sports West, which relays the Angels game. Commentator Patrick O’Neill said, “Now history has been made! It’s Shohei’s 162nd inning. With this, he reached the regular pitching innings as a pitcher. He also reached the regular turn at bat as a hitter. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime achievement in MLB history. It’s nothing,” he whispered.
(Full-Count editorial department)