Motohiro Shima: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

August 10 vs Seibu at Rakuten Seimei Park – Shima recorded the 200th sac hit of his career in the third inning and became the forty-second player in NPB history, first in Eagles history, to reach 200 sac hits.

Source: Sports Hochi 8/10/2018


Miscellaneous

2017

Shima is slated to maintain his title as team captain in 2018. He has been captain since 2015.

Source: Sponichi 12/25/2017


Charitable Work

The Rakuten Eagles announced that Shima will be donating 10,000 yen to the Pink Ribbon Festival (The Japan Cancer Society) for every hit he records this season. He has been donating money to the cause since 2015.

  • 2015 – 74 hits – 740,000 yen
  • 2016 – 54 hits – 540,000 yen
  • 2017 – 56 hits – 560,000 yen
  • 2018 – 65 hits – 650,000 yen

Source: Pink Ribbon Festival, Sports Hochi 10/31/2017, Daily Sports 10/17/2018

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