Akiyama, Shogo 秋山 翔吾 (あきやま・しょうご)
Seibu Lions | #55 | OF
Born: 04/15/1988 (age 29)
Height: 184cm
Weight: 85kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Kanagawa
Draft: 2010, 3rd Round
History: 横浜創学館高-八戸大

Shogo Akiyama: Did You Know

The Saitama Seibu Fire Bureau announced that Akiyama will be used in their 2017 fire prevention posters.

Source: Saitama Seibu 5/16/2017


[3/25/2017] Shogo Akiyama played with fracture in toe

The media learned that Shogo Akiyama participated in the World Baseball Classic with a fracture in his right fifth toe (pinky). He suffered the fracture when he was hit by a pitch during a practice game against Hanshin on March 3. The Seibu Lions were notified immediately after Samurai Japan found out he was hurt.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/25/2017, Nikkan Sports 3/25/2017, Sponichi 3/25/2017

[UPDATE 3/26 @ 9:19pm]

According to reports posted this morning, the fracture was in the fourth toe (the toe next to the pinky).

Source: Daily Sports 3/26/2017, Sponichi 3/26/2017


[12/2/2016] Shogo Akiyama signs a three-year contract

Shogo Akiyama met the Seibu Lions for salary negotiations at Seibu Prince Dome on November 1 and agreed to a new three-year contract with a variable salary. He is set to earn an estimated 200 million yen plus incentives next year.

Source: Daily Sports 12/1/2016, Daily Sports 12/2/2016

[UPDATE 12/3 @ 10:04pm]

Akiyama’s contract with Seibu could be three years at about 800 million yen (with incentives maxed out).

Source: Sponichi 12/2/2016


[9/9/2016] Seibu Lions announce two births

The Seibu Lions announced two births:

Shogo Akiyama’s wife gave birth to the couple’s second child, a boy, at a hospital in Yokosuka, Kanagawa on September 8.

Ernesto Mejia’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, a boy, on September 8.

Source: Seibu announcement, Seibu announcement, Sanspo 9/9/2016