[8/31/2016] Nikkan Sports: Saburo to retire

According to report by Nikkan Sports, Saburo is scheduled to hold a press conference on September 1 to announce his retirement. He turned forty this year and has spent all of his time at Ni-gun this year. Since his dream was to play until he was forty, he may have decided there was nothing else for him to accomplish.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2016

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