Two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani didn’t make it out of the first round at the Home Run Derby earlier this week, but he still earned $150,000 for competing.
On Friday, he gave it all away to Los Angeles Angels support staff, according to The Orange County Register.
Ohtani reportedly presented checks to more than two dozen trainers, clubhouse staff and media relations personnel before the Angels’ 6-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
Ohtani was the first player in history to be selected to the All-Star Game as both pitcher and hitter, as well as the first Japanese player to compete in the Home Run Derby.
He lost to Washington’s Juan Soto in the first round, but not before taking it to a tiebreaker and then a swing-off.
He was the American League’s starting pitcher for the All-Star Game, threw a perfect first inning and got the win in the 5-2 victory. He also hit from the leadoff spot but went 0-for-2.
–Field Level Media