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Genda, Sosuke 源田 壮亮 (げんだ・そうすけ)
Seibu Lions | #6 | INF
Born: 02/15/1993 (age 26)
Height: 179cm
Weight: 73kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Oita
Draft: 2016, 3rd Round
History: 大分商高-愛知学院大-トヨタ自動車
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[11/28/2017] Tatsushi Masuda to take over as Lions new chief player rep

Tatsushi Masuda is set to take over as the Seibu Lions new chief player representative. An official announcement will be made during a player meeting.

Source: Sanspo 11/28/2017

[UPDATE 11/30 @ 4:14am]

The Lions released their complete list of player representative officials on November 29.

Source: Seibu 11/29/2017

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Sosuke Genda: Did You Know

Milestones

2017

September 5 vs Lotte at MetLife Dome – Genda recorded his 127th hit of the year in the seventh inning and tied the Seibu Lions’ franchise record for most hits in a season by a rookie. Hiromichi Ishige set the record in 1981.

Source: Sponichi 9/5/2017, Tokyo Sports 9/5/2017

September 6 vs Lotte at MetLife Dome – Genda set a new single-season record for hits by a rookie when he recorded an infield single toward second off Kuan-Yu Chen in the third inning.

Source: Tokyo Sports 9/6/2017

October 2 vs Rakuten at MetLife Dome – Genda recorded two hits and pushed his season total to 153. He moved into a third place tie with Shigeo Nagashima (1958) for single-season hits by a rookie.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/3/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/3/2017

October 3 vs Rakuten at MetLife Dome – Genda notched another hit and moved into sole possession of third place on the all-time single-season hits list.

Source: Sponichi 10/3/2017

October 5 vs Nippon Ham at MetLife Dome – Genda played in every inning of every game this season. He became the fourth player in NPB history since 1950 to accomplish the feat. The other three: Shinya Sasaki (1956), Shigeo Nagashima (1958), and Sadayuki Tokutake (1961).

Genda also notched his tenth triple of the year and became the ninth rookie in NPB history (fourth in Pacific League history) to hit ten or more triples in one season, first since Kingo Motoyashiki recorded ten in 1958.

Source: Daily Sports 10/5/2017, Sponichi 10/6/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/6/2017

2018

April 30 vs Rakuten at MetLife Dome – Genda tied a Pacific League record by hitting a triple in his third straight game (held by seven other players). The NPB record of four was set by Shigeo Nagashima in 1960. The triple was also the sixth Genda hit in April. Since 1960, five players have hit six triples in one month, but none in April: Nagashima in May 1960, Arihito Muramatsu in July 2003, Tomotaka Sakaguchi in August 2010, and Haruki Nishikawa in May 2015.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/1/2018

July 11 vs Lotte at MetLife Dome – Genda played in his 221 consecutive full game, a streak that began when he made his debut on opening day last year. The streak broke the NPB record set by Shigeo Nagashima between 1958 and 1959.

Genda also recorded two hits in the third inning and notched the first five-hit game of his career.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/11/2018, Sports Hochi 7/12/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/11/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/12/2018, Sanspo 7/11/2018, Sponichi 7/12/2018, Daily Sports 7/12/2018

September 29 vs Softbank at MetLife Dome – Genda set a new NPB record by nothing his 510th assist as a shortstop. The previous record of 502 was set by Kiyoshi Sugiura in 1948.

Source: Jiji 9/29/2018, Sponichi 9/29/2018, Sanspo 9/29/2018

October 6 vs Softbank at YafuOku Dome – Genda became the first player in NPB history to play two full seasons (every inning of every game), beginning with their first year.

Source: Sanspo 10/6/2018, Daily Sports 10/6/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/7/2018, Sanspo 10/7/2018


Equipment

Genda is slated to sign an advisory contract with Zett after the 2017 season.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/27/2017

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