The city of Los Angeles feted their newest superstar on Friday, the City Council proclaiming May 17 "Shohei Ohtani Day" in honor of the Dodgers' Japanese slugger.

In a ceremony at City Hall, council president Paul Krekorian hailed the Dodgers' acquisition of Ohtani in a record-breaking $700 million deal.

"It was an enormous moment for this city earlier this year when the Dodgers were successful in completing the most important free agent acquisition, probably in baseball history, when they signed an athlete who has achieved things in professional baseball that no one has achieved since Babe Ruth," Krekorian said.