Shohei Ohtani, often hailed as the modern-day Babe Ruth, has not only been making waves on the baseball diamond but has also secured a spot on People Magazine’s 2023 list of the Sexiest Men in Sports. The MLB unicorn is joined by former Dodgers teammates Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger, with Ohtani claiming the 15th spot, just ahead of Betts and Bellinger at 16th and 17th, respectively.
Ohtani’s charm was further enhanced by a stylish feature in GQ last year, where he graced the cover in a fashionable cutoff sweater-vest. The magazine showcased him in various settings, from the locker room lifting weights to doing pushups. Betts also had his moment in the GQ spotlight in 2021.
Mookie Betts, Shohei Ohtani, and Cody Bellinger have made People Magazine’s list of Sexiest Men in Sports
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While the trio of Ohtani, Betts, and Bellinger earned spots on the sexy list, they still have a benchmark to reach. In the previous year, Yankees slugger Aaron Judge claimed a spot on People’s Sexiest Men Alive list, standing alongside celebrities like George Clooney, The Rock, and Chris Evans.
Topping People’s 2023 list of sexy athletes is Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who has garnered attention not just for his on-field prowess but also for his budding romance with pop sensation Taylor Swift. Kelce, seated at the Phillies’ home playoff game and spotted on the jumbotron at Game 1 of the World Series, has certainly made a mark. As the year unfolds, fans might find Kelce scouting the competition for the 2024 Sexiest Men in Sports list, possibly in the stands of the ballpark where Shohei Ohtani graces the field.