NThere is no doubt that the Japanese baseball player, Shonei Ohtani, is the sensation of the moment in the big leagues of the beautiful game. Just Earlier in the week, he was considered the pitcher and designated hitter to start the All-Star Game. by the American League an event that happened for the first time in history and after its participation, The Major League Baseball (MLB) made the jerseys of the athletes who participated in that event available to fans at an auction whose proceeds will go to charity sites.
While people have already bid more than $ 3,600 for the jersey of Fernando Tatis Jr., the second-tallest baseball player, For Ohtani’s shirt there are already prices that exceed $ 111 thousand dollars at the cutoff on Friday, July 16, a record despite the fact that he was not considered the most valuable player in the All-Star Game, because Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a dream night. However, the 27-year-old Japanese has some of the best numbers of the season with 17 home runs from more than 128 meters high of the 33 that he has in his account, plus a statistic of four triples, 210 bases won, plus a pitching of 63 strikeouts in 51 innings.
Ohtani started as a pitcher and batter, unprecedented in the history of the diamond for an All-Star Game, but to this achievement is added that he is the second Japanese to start a meeting of this nature, because in 1995, Hideo Nomo who came from the Los Angeles Dodgers defended the colors of the country of the rising sun for the first time.
In this match that broke audience ratings, Ohtani stayed as a starter for a full inning with pitches over 100 miles per hour. and his team, the American League, endorsed his paternity by winning 46 against the National League, which has 43.
After the showdown at Coors Field, MLB released the jerseys of the players who participated in the All-Star Game for sale in an auction that will end on July 21 to donate the proceeds to charity, therefore, the numbers may skyrocket even more.
Despite Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was the most valuable player, his uniform is in third place in the bid with a price of just over $ 3 thousand dollars, in second place is Fernando Tatis Jr with $ 3,600 dollars and the first Ohtani with $ 111 thousand Dollars. Lower down, the diamond jocks are no more than $ 2,000 right now.