Wakiya, Ryota 脇谷 亮太 (わきや・りょうた)
Yomiuri Giants | #12 | INF
Born: 11/03/1981 (age 38)
Height: 177cm
Weight: 77kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Oita
Draft: 2005, 5th Round
History: 柳ヶ浦高(甲)-日本文理大-NTT西日本-巨人-西武
Roster Changes: added 04/28/2016, removed 06/25/2016, added 07/29/2016, removed 09/02/2016

[9/19/2018] Ryota Wakiya to retire after the season

Thirty-six-year-old Ryota Wakiya held a press conference at Tokyo Dome on September 19 and announced his decision to retire after the season.

Source: Yomiuri 9/19/2018, Sanspo 9/19/2018, Tokyo Sports 9/19/2018, Nikkan Sports 9/19/2018, Daily Sports 9/19/2018


[9/14/2016] Sky Perfect Sayonara Award for August

Central League

Ryota Wakiya, Yomiuri (First Time)

August 23 against Hiroshima at Tokyo Dome. No score, bottom of the tenth inning. With no one on and no out, Wakiya hit a walk-off solo home run to right. It was the first walk-off home run of his career.

Pacific League

Tomoya Mori, Seibu (First Time)

August 31 against Softbank at Seibu Prince Dome. Down 7-6 in the bottom of the ninth inning. With runners on first and second and two out, Mori hit a walk-off two-run double to left-center. It was the first walk-off of his career.


[8/24/2016] Ryota Wakiya blasts 1-0 walk-off home run

Ryota Wakiya blasted a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning that gave the Yomiuri Giants a 1-0 victory over the Hiroshima Carp last night.

Source: Sponichi 8/24/2016, Nikkan Sports 8/24/2016