Uebayashi, Seiji 上林 誠知 (うえばやし・せいじ)
Softbank Hawks | #51 | OF
Born: 07/31/1995 (age 24)
Height: 184cm
Weight: 79kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Saitama
Draft: 2013, 4th Round
History: 仙台育英高(甲)
Roster Changes: added 06/01/2016, removed 07/18/2016

[3/23/2017] Seiji Uebayashi leaves game after fouling three pitches off legs

Seiji Uebayashi fouled three pitches off his legs during an at bat in the fourth inning of a game against the Hanshin Tigers earlier tonight (seventh, eighth, and tenth pitches). The at bat lasted thirteen pitches and ended with him striking out. He was replaced on defense in the fifth inning.

Source: Daily Sports 3/23/2017

[UPDATE 3/24 @ 9:55pm]

Uebayashi fouled a ball off the inside part of his right knee. He was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a bruise. He visited the hospital again today for additional tests.

Source: Nikkan Sports 3/24/2017


Seiji Uebayashi: Did You Know



June 5 vs Yakult at Jingu Stadium – Uebayashi homered in his fourth straight game. The NPB record of seven was set by Sadaharu Oh and Randy Bass. The Hawks franchise record of six was set by Nobuhiko Matsunaka in 2004.

Source: Sponichi 6/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/7/2018

June 29 vs Lotte at YafuOku Dome – Uebayashi recorded the first walk-off hit of his career. Down 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth, with runners on first and third and two out, Uebayashi hit a walk-off triple to left-center off Tatsuya Uchi.

Source: Sports Hochi 6/29/2018

October 7 vs Lotte at ZOZO Marine – Uebayashi hit a triple to left-center in the fourth inning and became the first player to record fourteen triples in one season since Larry Raines hit sixteen in 1953.

Source: Sponichi 10/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/8/2018

October 21 vs Seibu at MetLife Dome (Climax Series Final Stage) – Uebayashi recorded ten RBI and became the fifth player in Playoff and Climax Series history to collect ten or more RBI. The other four: Alex Cabrera (thirteen in 2004), Jose Fernandez (eleven in 2004), Terrmel Sledge (ten in 2009), Alfredo Despaigne (ten in 2018). He joined Sledge as the only players to record ten RBI in on stage.

Uebayashi recorded three triples in the Final Stage. He became the first player to hit three triples during one post-season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/22/2018, Sponichi 10/22/2018

MLB Dreams


January 1 – Uebayashi is interested in the Majors and would like to ultimately earn and exercise his international free agent option (some time during the 2025 season).

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/1/2018