Did you say,안전놀이터 ‘You plant beans and you grow beans, and you plant red beans and you grow beans’? Ohtani Shohei (29, Los Angeles Angels), who is writing unprecedented history in the major leagues, had great parents.
The Japanese media Money Post said on the 22nd (Korean time), “The money Ohtani earns this year is the highest in the major leagues, well over 8.5 billion yen (about 81 billion won). There are times when life is ruined by being swung around, but I don’t think the Ohtani family has to worry.”
Ohtani has signed sponsor contracts with 17 large companies for an annual salary of 30 million dollars (approximately 39.8 billion won) this season alone. As a representative example, it signed a 4 billion yen (approximately 38 billion won) contract with an American fashion brand this year. After joining the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2012 as a 1st round Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) Rookie of the Year nomination, it is known that his income bankbook has been managed by his mother, Kayoko Otani, until now.
However, according to the media, there was no record of withdrawal from the account. The reason was their parents’ theory that they could live on their own income alone. What I did was normal. His father, Toru Otani, was a member of society and a baseball player, and his mother, Kayoko, was a current representative of badminton, but she currently works part-time.
The Money Post said, “Otani once asked her mother, ‘How long are you going to work?’ Then Kayoko said, “I can’t carry you on your back.” . It was a story that they were living their own way, so that was enough. To this day, they have not reached out to Ohtani.”
Not only my parents, but also my older brother and older sister. Ohtani is the youngest of 3 siblings with an older brother 6 years older and an older sister 2 years older. Although both of them are married, she has money from her otani even when her older brother takes out a loan of over 30 million yen (approximately 290 million won) to prepare a newlywed house, and when her older sister lives in a single-family house for rent. Not a penny of silver went into it.
Otani, who grew up in this family tradition, also maintains her frugal life. She currently wears all of her suits and shoes that have been sponsored. Not only this, but her otani and her family have refused all media interviews since 2018 when her son and brother made their way to the major leagues. A representative of the Japanese media said, “I don’t want to bother Ohtani with her family’s affairs. It seems that she meant to let her son focus only on baseball.”
Her family’s efforts have yielded the best results. In her major league, Ohtani went through trial and error, and starting with winning the American League MVP in the 2021 season, she has been playing and hitting every year, but she has consistently produced MVP-level results. On the 25th, against the Boston Red Sox, he started as the number 3 and designated hitter and fired his 12th gun of the season, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-3 victory. This season, as a pitcher, he has an average ERA of 3.05 with 5 wins and 1 loss in 10 games, 80 strikeouts in 59 innings, and a batting average of 0.280, 12 home runs and 33 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.888 in 49 games as a hitter.
He is loved by baseball fans not only for his excellent grades but also for his great personality. Thanks to his skills and star quality, a super-large free agent contract worth $500 million is expected after this season. The Money Post said, “According to Japanese reporters, Ohtani’s answers and attitude are always perfect. There is no failure in choosing words. Colleagues and fans are fascinated by his personality. Even a local American reporter said that Ohtani is still in his 20s.” It is said that there are times when, at some point, you become pessimistic and look like a saint.”