Shohei Ohtani Donates Home Run Derby Money to Angels Staff
League major pitcher and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani Lately, the news has been made more for criticism from others than for his own numerous outstanding recent achievements. But he was back in the spotlight overnight and came Saturday when his decision on what to do with his Derby Home Run money was reported and made headlines on social media.
Before the Derby, Ohtani had decided that, whatever the outcome, he would share with non-player members of the ball club. And that’s exactly what he did, spreading the $150,000 he made to Los Angeles Angels coaches, club staff, and staff.
The move led to a number of viral tweets of praise.
Shohei Ohtani is a real king. pic.twitter.com/04F3OzW6FU
– Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) July 17, 2021
That excerpt is from one article equal Orange County Register‘S Jeff Fletcher, guardian of the Angels. His tweets resulted in countless compliments.
*The face* of MLB. https://t.co/l1z48EjmHW
– Cealey Godwin (@CealeyGodwin) July 17, 2021
This is great. https://t.co/7uKiY8GJ3I
– Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) July 17, 2021
One fact. https://t.co/xf3mHjOB3p
– Russell Dorsey (@Russ_Dorsey1) July 17, 2021
Even more fans now https://t.co/pRAjszRsMp
– Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) July 17, 2021
yo Stephen A shush https://t.co/XGCupwiX4E
– Harley DZ (@CeedeeLambROY) July 17, 2021
Shohei Ohtani is a beacon of light… in any language https://t.co/osc97DhUGa
– Brian Martin (@TheBMartin) July 17, 2021
– Cody Decker (@ Decker6) July 17, 2021
Ohtani somehow got cooler. Incredible. https://t.co/I6uR1Rl308
– Britt Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) July 17, 2021
Ohtani quickly rose from fan favorite to national superstar, and it’s moments like these that people will remember more than any other. careless comment from ESPN individuals.
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Shohei Ohtani Gives Away $150k in Homerun Derby Money to Angels Trainers, Staff