|Shohei Ohtani Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||July 5, 1994|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Shohei Ohtani is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher, designated hitter, and outfielder who as of July 2023, had been playing for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball. Previously, Shohei had played for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball‘s (NPB) Pacific League. He is particularly known for his batting and pitching resemblance to that of prominent players Babe Ruth and Bullet Rogan.
Ōshū, Iwate, Japan
Shohei opted to attend and play baseball for Hanamaki Higashi High School in Iwate Prefecture, Northern Japan. In high school, Ohtani was coached by Hiroshi Sasaki.
- Father – Kayoko Ohtani
- Mother – Toru Ohtani
- Siblings – Ryuta Ohtani (Older Brother) (Baseball Player), Yuka (Older Sister)
Shohei Ohtani’s net worth was ‘$10,000,000’ according to ‘Celebrity Net Worth’.
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
95 kg or 209.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Shohei has dated –
- Kamalani Dung – Rumored
- Ice Spice – Rumored
Race / Ethnicity
Shohei has Japanese ancestry.
- Straight eyebrows
- Thin lips
- Towering physical appearance
Shohei has appeared in commercials for several brands such as –
- Loan Depot
- Sony Interactive Entertainment
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Shohei Ohtani Favorite Things
- Anime Character – Goro Shigeno
Source – Si
Shohei Ohtani Facts
- Ohtani was born in Mizusawa which is now a part of Ōshū to parents who were athletically inclined. His mother was a high school national-level badminton player whereas his father played an amateur baseball player in the Japanese Industrial League.
- Shohei earned the nickname “yakyū shōnen” meaning “a child who lives, eats, and breathes baseball”.
- It was his father who began to coach at an early age and had already developed skills in the sport by elementary school.
- He attended the same school as pitcher Yusei Kikuchi and also admired his work.
- Aside from baseball, Shohei was also a swimmer in high school. He was described by his coach Hiroshi Sasaki to be a fast swimmer.
- At the age of 18, Shohei threw a 160 km/h (99 mph) fastball pitch.
- He made his debut with Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in their season-opening game on March 29, 2013.
- Some of his career highlights include three MLB All-Star awards (2021–2023), two All-MLB First Team (2021,[b] 2022[c]), two All-MLB Second Team (2021,[d] 2022[e]), a Silver Slugger Award (2021), two Edgar Martínez Award (2021, 2022), Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award (2021), and AP Athlete of the Year (2021).
- He knows Spanish and English. However, he is not fluent in them both.
- Shohei was chosen to be an ambassador for Porsche Japan as part of their ‘Porsche Driving Athlete’. He has also partnered with various international brands including Fanatics, Topps, Panini, Asics, Descente, Hugo Boss in Japan, FTX, Kowa, Mitsubishi Bank, and Salesforce.
- He became an ambassador for New Balance in 2023.
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