[4/12/2017] Akinori Iwamura to retire as player after 2017 season

Akinori Iwamura announced his decision to retire as a player after the current season during a press conference at a hotel in Tokyo on April 10. He is currently a playing manager with the BC League’s Fukushima Hopes. During the press conference, he said he thought it was time to retire because he was finding it more and more difficult to pencil his name into the line-up.

Source: BCL 4/9/2017Daily Sports 4/10/2017

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