Submission sensation Rocky Sasaki wins first NPB All-Star selection

Rocky Sasaki, who became the youngest ever pitcher in Japanese professional baseball in April, has been selected to the Pacific League All-Star team for the first time, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Wednesday.

Chiba Lotte Marines right-hander, 20, who leads the PL with 124 strikeouts, received 304,034 votes to lead his league’s starting pitchers in voting for games to be played July 26 at Fukuoka PayPay Dome and July 27 at Ehime Prefecture’s Botchan Stadium in Matsuyama .

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