Takashi Toritani: Did You Know

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

Charitable Work

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).

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/13/2017, Sanspo 8/13/2017

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


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