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Miura, Daisuke 三浦 大輔 (みうら・だいすけ)
Born: 12/24/1973 (age 45)
Height: 183cm
Weight: 88kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: B
Hometown: Nara
Draft: 1991, 6th Round
History: 奈良・高田商高
Roster Changes: added 07/10/2016, removed 07/12/2016, added 09/15/2016, removed 09/30/2016
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[1/27/2017] Yokohama adds Daisuke Miura as special adviser

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced today that they hired Daisuke Miura as a special adviser. He will not be involved in player development or scouting, but rather public relations.

Source: Yokohama announcement, Sponichi 1/27/2017

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Daisuke Miura: Did You Know

Miura went 0-7 in seven opening day starts over his career.

Date Desc Score Opponent IP H SO ER Stadium
1999/04/02 L 5-10 Yakult 6.1 6 7 4 Yokohama
2002/03/30 L 1-2 Hiroshima 7.2 7 6 2 Hiroshima
2004/04/02 L 1-3 Yakult 7.0 5 8 3 Jingu
2005/04/01 L 0-4x Chunichi 8.0+ 4 8 4 Nagoya Dome
2006/03/31 L 2-12 Yomiuri 4.0 5 1 6 Tokyo Dome
2007/03/30 L 2-3 Yomiuri 6.0 8 3 3 Yokohama
2009/04/03 L 1-4 Chunichi 7.0 5 5 4 Nagoya Dome

Source: Sanspo 1/14/2017

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[9/20/2016] Yokohama Bay Stars: Daisuke Miura announces retirement

Forty-two-year-old veteran Daisuke Miura announced today during a press conference in Yokohama that this was going to be his last season. He was selected in the sixth round of the 1991 draft and spent his entire twenty-five year career in Yokohama. He informed the Bay Stars (president, general manager, manager) after a Hanshin game on September 16 of his decision.

Miura could have left Yokohama through free agency after the 2008 season (there were rumors he might sign with Hanshin), but he most likely took less to stay in the city he loved.

The veteran with the regent hairstyle will end his career with 172 victories and 183 losses in 534 games. He captured three titles during his career (winning percentage in 1997, ERA in 2005, and strikeouts in 2005), four MVP of the Months, and the Golden Spirit Award in 2007. He made it to six All-Star series and holds the NPB record for most consecutive seasons with a win (twenty-three years, 1993-2015) and most consecutive seasons with ten or more starts (twenty-one, 1995-2015). His twenty-four consecutive seasons with at least one hit was recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest streak by a professional pitcher.

Miura’s uniform number 18 will become a “Yokohama number” and will be reserved for special players.

From his press conference:

Miura is expected to get one more start on September 24 against the Yomiuri Giants at Yokohama  Stadium.

Source: Yokohama Special CoverageSponichi 9/20/2016, Sponichi 9/20/2016, Sponichi 9/20/2016, Sponichi 9/20/2016, Sponichi 9/20/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/20/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/20/2016Sports Hochi 9/20/2016, Sports Hochi 9/20/2016, Sports Hochi 9/20/2016, Sports Hochi 9/20/2016Daily Sports 9/20/2016, Sanspo 9/20/2016, Sanspo 9/20/2016

[UPDATE 9/21 @ 9:02pm]

The Bay Stars announced players will wear the number eighteen during Saturday’s game against the Yomiuri Giants at Yokohama Stadium.

Miura merchandise has been selling very well. Sales grew by 300 percent after his retirement press conference. His replica number eighteen uniform has already sold out.

Source: Yokohama announcement, Tokyo Sports 9/21/2016

[UPDATE 9/23 @ 1:54am]

Miura’s retirement game/ceremony was pushed back to September 29 after the game on September 22 was rained out. The Bay Stars want to schedule the retirement game/ceremony for the last home game of the season. There are two home games left on the schedule. If one or more are rained out, the retirement game/ceremony could be pushed back again.

Source: Yokohama announcement, Sanspo 9/22/2016

[UPDATE 9/30 @ 1:31am]

The Bay Stars held a retirement ceremony for Miura on September 29. He was tossed into the air eighteen times.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/29/2016

[UPDATE 10/1 @ 2:50am]

Miura thought his night was over after the sixth inning, but coaches wanted to give him a chance to walk off the mound and let him face the first batter in the seventh inning.

Miura finishes his career with 488 starts, most in franchise history and seventh most in NPB history. His 294 consecutive starts, from 2002, is the second longest streak in NPB history. He also holds the franchise record for most hits allowed (3,146) and strikeouts (2,481).

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/30/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/30/2016

[UPDATE 10/1 @ 10:24pm]

Miura will remain with the team for the rest of the season as a pitching coach. He is planning to take the next year off to rest and relax.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/1/2016, Sponichi 10/1/2016

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[9/13/2016] Daisuke Miura could get another start on September 16

Daisuke Miura could get a start on September 16 against the Hanshin Tigers at Koshien Stadium. He will be attempting to extend his streak of consecutive seasons with at least one victory to twenty-four.

Shun Yamaguchi could miss his next start on September 17 against Hanshin.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/13/2016

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[8/22/2016] Guinness World Records recognizes Daisuke Miura

Daisuke Miura earned his own spot in the Guinness World Records: most consecutive year hits by a baseball pitcher in professional baseball (twenty-four years, between 1993 and 2016).

Source: Guinness World Records

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[7/6/2016] Daisuke Miura to get a start before the All-Star break

Daisuke Miura is expected to make his first start of the year during an upcoming three-game series against the Chunichi Dragons at Yokohama Stadium that begins on July 11.

Source: Tokyo Sports 7/6/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/6/2016, Sponichi 7/6/2016

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[6/30/2016] Daisuke Miura will most likely get an Ichi-gun start before the All-Star break

Alex Ramirez would like to give Daisuke Miura a start before the All-Star break. Sanspo believes Miura could get a start on June 11.

Source: Daily Sports 6/30/2016, Sponichi 6/30/2016, Sanspo 6/30/2016

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