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Shohei Ohtani: From MLB Success to Multi-Million Dollar Endorsement Deals and Injury Recovery

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
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At Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Shohei Ohtani, the Japanese baseball sensation, was observed attending a spring training game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Over the past few years, Ohtani has become a household name in the baseball world, starting from his high school days in Mizusawa, Japan.

In 2013, Ohtani began his professional career with Japan’s Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters before making the move to Major League Baseball in 2018 to join the Los Angeles Angels. Last year, Ohtani made history by signing a groundbreaking 10-year, $700 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels.

Ohtani is known for his skills both as a pitcher and designated hitter and was voted as the American League’s Most Valuable Player in 2021. He accomplished feats like hitting 45 home runs, stealing 25 bases, and recording five triples in a single season, setting records in the process. In 2023, Ohtani made history by becoming the first player to unanimously win the American League MVP award twice.

Beyond his success on the field, Ohtani has secured lucrative endorsement deals with companies like Boss, Fanatics, and Seiko Watch, generating at least $35 million annually according to Forbes. However, recently Ohtani underwent elbow surgery and is expected to refrain from pitching until 2025 as he focuses on recovery and returning to peak performance on the baseball field.

By Samantha Nguyen

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