Thirty-five-year-old Takayuki Terauchi will be retiring this year. He was senryokugai’ed by the Yomiuri Giants earlier this month and did not want to think about playing for another team.
- He visited Giants Stadium on October 12 to thank teammates and staff for their support over the years.
- He was able to do everything he wanted over his twelve-year career, though he regrets missing the opportunity to play at Ichi-gun this year.
- He did not want to think about tryouts or playing for other teams after he turned thirty, so his focus was to do the best he could to extend his career with the Giants for as long as possible.
- He remembers the home runs he hit off Kenta Maeda and Masahiro Tanaka, but more than that, he remembers his twelve-year career and how he never thought he would be able to make it when he first joined the Giants.
Source: Yomiuri 10/12/2018, Sanspo 10/12/2018