Kona Takahashi: Did You Know

Kona Takahashi grew up a Yomiuri Giants fan. He particularly liked Shinnosuke Abe.

Source: Sponichi 6/7/2016

Takahashi got pointers on how to throw the knuckle-curve from teammate Felipe Paulino during practices on June 22. He throws a slider, forkball, and curve, but wanted something with more vertical movement because his curve follows similar diagonal path to his slider.

Source: Sponichi 6/23/2016

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