Category: Did You Know

HAN

Hiroto Saiki: Did You Know

Miscellaneous

Saiki was 188 centimeters tall when he first joined the Hanshin Tigers before the 2017 season (he was drafted in 2016). He grew a centimeter in a year and is close to becoming the fourth player on the team to stand at least 190 centimeters tall (behind Randy Messenger’s 198, Shintaro Fujinami’s 197, and Kosuke Fujitani’s 194).

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/11/2017

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RAK

Ginji Akaminai: Did You Know

2017

Ginji will make 100 million yen in 2018. He is the first Rakuten Eagle position player drafted out of high school to reach 100 million yen.

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

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RAK

Kodai Hamaya: Did You Know

Relationships

Hamaya (24) filed marriage papers with a twenty-nine-year-old woman from Tokyo on December 3, 2017.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/8/2017

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RAK

Toru Hosokawa: Did You Know

Weight

  • Hosokawa currently weighs 106 kilorams. His goal is to drop his weight to 100 kilograms before the start of the 2018 season. Source: Sponichi 12/8/2017
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YOK

Hiroyuki Shirasaki: Did You Know

Relationships

The media learned on December 6, 2017 that Shirasaki (27) filed marriage papers with a twenty-six-year-old woman. The two were classmates at Saitama Sakae High School.

Source: Sponichi 12/7/2017

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CHU

Ryosuke Hirata: Did You Know

Weight

  • Hirata currently weighs ninety-seven kilograms. He is trying to decide whether to drop his weight to ninety-four kilograms as usual, or to ninety kilograms out of consideration for right knee (right injury in June). Source: Sanspo 12/6/2017, Tokyo Sports 12/6/2017
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ORI

Daiki Tomei: Did You Know

Relationships

Tomei (28) files married papers with a twenty-eight-year-old woman from Chiba after the 2018 season.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/6/2017

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RAK

Ryuta Konno: Did You Know

Relationships

Konno (22) filed marriage papers with a twenty-two-year-old woman earlier this year in June. They are planning to hold a wedding ceremony next year in December.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/4/2017

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LOT

Tomohito Sakai: Did You Know

Relationships

Sakai (24) filed marriage papers with a twenty-seven-year-old woman from Wakayama on September 27, 2017, the same day of his wife’s birthday. They held a ceremony in Osaka on December 2.

Source: Sponichi 12/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/2/2017

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SEI

Shinsaburo Tawata: Did You Know

Relationship

Tawata (24) filed marriage papers in Tokyo with a twenty-five-year-old woman from Hokkaido earlier this year after the end of the regular season in October.

Source: Sports Hochi 12/2/2017, Daily Sports 12/2/2017, Sponichi 12/2/2017

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