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Goto, Taketoshi G.後藤 武敏 (ごめす・ごとう・たけとし)
Yokohama Bay Stars | #55 | INF
Born: 06/04/1980 (age 38)
Height: 176cm
Weight: 84kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Shizuoka
Draft: 2002, Jiyuu
History: 横浜高(甲)-法大-西武
Roster Changes: added 07/12/2016
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[9/10/2018] Last season for Taketoshi Goto

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that Taketoshi Goto will retire after the current season.

I joined the Lions in 2002, became a member of the Bay Stars in 2012, and for sixteen years received a lot of support. Thank you.

I am very sorry that this personal announcement comes at a time when the team is fighting for a chance to make the Climax Series. The biggest reason why I decided to retire is because my body is no longer responding in the way that I want it to and I am no longer feeling satisfied with my hitting. I feel I have done all that I can because I don’t feel like there is anything more that I can do and because I have no regrets.

The loud cheering at Yokohama Stadium gave me goosebumps every time I got called in as a pinch-hitter. There is no doubt the DeNA Bay Stars cheering is number one among the twelve NPB teams. Thank you for everything.

Source: Yokohama 9/10/2018

[UPDATE 9/18 @ 4:20pm]

The Bay Stars announced that they will hold a retirement ceremony for Goto after a game against the Chunichi Dragons on September 22 (Saturday).

Source: Yokohama 9/18/2018

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[1/19/2018] Yokohama Bay Stars: player name changes

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced the following name changes today:

Source: Yokohama 1/19/2018

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[8/12/2017] Taketoshi Goto earns domestic FA option

Thirty-seven-year-old Taketoshi Goto earned his domestic free agent option with eight years of service time on the active roster.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/12/2017, Daily Sports 8/12/2017

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[1/31/2017] Taketoshi Goto, Tatsuya Shimozono to be late for camp

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on January 31 that Taketoshi Goto and Tatsuya Shimozono will join the team a little later than expected because they are both battling contagious conditions: Goto has the flu and Shimozono has strep. The players will join the team in Okinawa as soon as they are healthy.

Source: Daily Sports 1/31/2017, Nikkan Sports 1/31/2017

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Taketoshi Goto: Did You Know

Goto’s registered NPB name will change in 2017 from 後藤 G 武敏 (Goto G Taketoshi) to G.後藤 武敏 (G Goto Taketoshi).

Source: Yokohama announcement

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