Shohei Ohtani is in a class by himself in so many ways.
The Major League superstar slugger,,, and pitcher,,, is a class act off the field too.
After stealing the show at the All-Star Game festivities in Colorado, where he was the winning pitcher in the game on Tuesday, and participated in the Home Run Derby Monday, we learned Saturday that Ohtani donated his $150,000 fee for participating in the Derby to around 30 Los Angeles Angels staffers to thank them them for their work and contributions.
Let that sink in for a second. That’s roughly $5K for each of the trainers, clubhouse workers and media relations staffers.
Ohtani leads the Majors in home runs with 32. He was eliminated in the first round after a classic battle with Juan Soto.
Ohtani is taking the baseball world by storm in 2021, and the most amazing thing is he’s not even making the big bucks yet. While most superstars in the game average $30 – $40 million per season, Ohtani is making just $3 million this year.