Shohei Ohtani (29), a Japanese baseball genius who doubles as a pitcher and wears the Los Angeles Dodgers uniform with the largest contract in the history of professional sports beyond MLB, was named the best male player of the year by the Associated Press. was selected.The news agency reported on the 22nd (Korean time) that Otani won 20 out of 87 votes in a vote by its sports expert panel, including U.S. Major League Soccer player Lionel Messi (Inter Miami, Argentina) and tennis great Novak Djokovic (Serbia, 16 votes). ), it was reported that he was crowned the best player, beating Nikola Jokic (Serbia, 12 votes), who led the Denver Nuggets to their first championship in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Ohtani, who received the AP Best Male Athlete honor for the second time in 2021, also received this award along with Byron Nelson (golf), Carl Lewis (track and field), Michael Jordan (basketball), Tiger Woods (golf), and LeBron James (basketball). It stands shoulder to shoulder with past legends who have received it more than twice. Ohtani, who brought the pitching craze to MLB, had 10 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 3.14 as a 카지노사이트킹 pitcher this year before undergoing elbow surgery.

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