‘55,000 dollars (approximately 73.75 million won)’
MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, announced on the 28th at 12:00 am local time in the eastern United States that Shohei Otani (LA Angels) held the World Baseball Classic (LA Angels). WBC) Began the auction of uniforms worn in the Group B match against Australia.
Ohtani’s uniforms were priced exorbitantly from the start. As of 9:00 am when Japan’s ‘Nikkan Sports’ reported the article스포츠토토, the highest bid for Ohtani’s uniform was $21,010 (approximately 28.17 million won). This price was absurdly high compared to the price of other players’ uniforms, but as of 11:00 am, Ohtani’s actual uniform cost more than doubled to $55,000.
Ohtani was truly a ‘protagonist’ in the WBC. Ohtani made a spectacular WBC debut with 49 pitches, 1 hit, 5 strikeouts and no runs in 4 innings, including a fast ball of up to 160 km, starting in the match against China on the 9th of last month (Korean time), when the Group B group stage was held. paid His activities did not stop there.
Ohtani went 4 at bats, 2 hits, 2 RBIs, 1 run, 2 walks in the match against China, 2 hits in 3 at bats, 1 RBI, 2 runs, 2 walks, and 2 walks in 3 at bats, 1 hit, 1 RBI, 1 run and 1 walk in the match against the Czech Republic. 1 hit in 2 at-bats (1 home run), 4 RBIs, 1 run and 2 walks, including a 140m super-large home run, and won the MVP title in the first round.
Ohtani also showed outstanding presence in the quarterfinals with Italy, the semifinals with Mexico, and the finals with the United States, appearing in three games as a pitcher with a 2-1 save and 1.86 ERA. He played an active role with 10 walks, a batting average of 0.435, and an OPS of 1.345, showing off his spirit by being selected as the tournament MVP.
Based on his good momentum in the WBC, Ohtani appeared in 25 games as a hitter this season, hitting 6 home runs with a batting average of 0.278 and OPS of 0.868. In addition to his good performance in the regular season, as Ohtani was the main character in the WBC, the price of his real-world uniform is skyrocketing.
The auction ends at 8:00 am on the 7th of next month, local time. The price of Ohtani’s uniform for the match against Australia is expected to rise further.