Toritani was apparently a Seibu fan growing up. He decided to sign with Hanshin because he wanted to play on a dirt field.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/9/2017
Through September 28, 2017, Toritani has 134 modashos.
Source: Sanspo 9/29/2017
Toritani visited a refugee camp located close to the border of West Thailand and Myanmar as a representative of the RED BIRD Project. He was there to take about 500 shoes/sneakers to children in the camp.
Source: Nikkan Sports 11/27/2017
August 12, 2017 vs Yokohama at Yokohama – Toritani recorded his 100th hit of the season. He set a new Hanshin Tigers’ franchise record by notching his thirteenth consecutive season of 100 or more hits (2005 – 2017). The previous record of twelve was held by Taira Fujita (1967 – 1978) and Yutaka Wada (1988 – 1999).
September 9, 2017 vs Yokohama at Koshien Stadium – Toritani recorded the eighth walk-off of his career. Breakdown by type: home run (three times), double (one time), single (three times), sac fly (one time). He has also pushed home a run on a hit-by-pitch (June 8, 2007 vs Orix).
Source: Sponichi 9/10/2017
October 10, 2017 vs Chunichi at Koshien Stadium – Toritani walked for the 1,000th time of his career in the fifth inning. He became the fifteenth player in NPB history to reach the milestone.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2017
Slugger prepared three third baseman gloves for Toritani. He will test them during spring camp in February 2018. Toritani started the 2017 season with his usual shortstop glove before moving over to a third baseman’s glove partway through the year.