5 Books About Baseball and Japan to Put Shohei Ohtani, Baseball’s $700 Million Man, into Context

Posted on December 12, 2023

by Franco V

Baseball phenom Shohei Ohtani recently signed a 10-year, $700 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers – the largest contract ever awarded to a professional athlete.

Ohtani is unique as he both pitches and hits, and excels at both – a rarity in baseball. Originally from Japan, Ohtani comes from a country rich in baseball history.

If you know every stat from the box score or are a baseball novice, these books will shed insight on one of America’s and Japan’s favorite pastimes.

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