Omura, Saburo サブロー (さぶろー)
Born: 05/31/1976 (age 43)
Height: 181cm
Weight: 90kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: B
Hometown: Okayama
Draft: 1994, 1st Round
History: PL学園高(甲)-ロッテ-巨人
Roster Changes: added 09/24/2016, removed 09/25/2016

[3/30/2017] Saburo Omura joins Lotte as special assistant

The Chiba Lotte Marines announced today that they added Saburo Omura to their staff as a special assistant. He will be involved in and provide advice on various projects.

Source: Daily Sports 3/30/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/30/2017Nikkan Sports 3/30/2017


[9/1/2016] Saburo formally announces decision to retire

Saburo held a press conference at QVC Marine Field on September 1 to formally announce his decision to retire.

Some notes from various sources:

The Chiba Lotte Marines are planning to hold a retirement ceremony for Saburo on September 25.

Source: Lotte announcementDaily Sports 9/1/2016Sponichi 9/1/2016, Sponichi 9/1/2016Nikkan Sports 9/1/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/1/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/1/2016

[UPDATE 9/25 @ 10:33pm]

Saburo was tossed into the air ten times during his retirement ceremony after an Orix game at QVC Marine earlier today.

Box Score

Source: Daily Sports 9/25/2016



[8/31/2016] Nikkan Sports: Saburo to retire

According to report by Nikkan Sports, Saburo is scheduled to hold a press conference on September 1 to announce his retirement. He turned forty this year and has spent all of his time at Ni-gun this year. Since his dream was to play until he was forty, he may have decided there was nothing else for him to accomplish.

Source: Nikkan Sports 8/31/2016