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Shohei Ohtani gifts Porsche to wife of Dodgers teammate Joe Kelly for viral jersey number campaign

A nice gesture.
  • Shohei Ohtani, a pitcher for the LA Dodgers, wanted to thank his teammate’s wife for helping him join the team
  • When he still was a free agent, Joe Kelly’s wife, Ashley, used her social media presence to help Ohtani get a contract with the Dodgers
  • Ohtani signed a 10-year contract with the Dodgers that’s worth nine (!) figures

Published on Dec 27, 2023 at 8:07PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Dec 28, 2023 at 3:59PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Adam Gray

We all deserve a Shohei Ohtani in our life.

Ohtani, a pitcher for the LA Dodgers in the Major League Baseball (MLB), bought a brand-spanking-new Porsche as a gift for someone else.

Specifically, he bought a Porsche for his teammate Joe Kelly’s wife.

Check out her reaction in the clip down below!

We know what you’re thinking and no – it’s nothing like that.

The reason behind Ohtani’s expensive gift to his teammate’s wife is actually pretty noble.

Joe Kelly’s wife, Ashley Kelly, helped Ohtani big time when he was still a free agent.

Ashley knew that Ohtani was a free agent and her husband Joe Kelly, also at the LA Dodgers, believed Ohtani would be a perfect fit for the team.

For that reason, Ashley used her social media presence to campaign for Ohtani to join the team.

And amazingly, it worked.

Her #Ohtake17 campaign – 17 being Ohtai jersey number and Ohtake being one of the player’s nicknames – paid off.

Ohtani signed a massive 10-year contract worth $700 million with the Dodgers and as a thank-you, Ohtani gave her a $150,000 Porsche.

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