2006, 2009 WBC champion still active player, 42 years old Kawasaki Independent League Renewed contract with Tochigi

The member who won the WBC in 2006 will play as an active player again this year. Munenori Kawasaki, an infielder from the Japanese national team, has re-signed with the Tochigi Golden Braves of the BC League, an independent league in Japan. He joined Tochigi in August 2020 and is his fourth season this year.

Born in 1981, 42 years old, still a professional player. Kawasaki said, “I’m looking forward to playing with my new teammates again. I want to help the team.” He played in 52 games last year, recording a batting average of .261 (30 hits in 115 at-bats) and 12 RBIs without a home run.바카라사이트

The BC League is mainly composed of young players aiming to join a professional team. Even though he is at the age to be a leader beyond bullying, Sawasaki is still full of passion.

4th pick by the Softbank Hawks, debuted as a pro in 2001. In his heyday, he was a leading shortstop in Japanese professional baseball. He ranked first in hits (171) and stolen bases (42) in the 2004 Pacific League as a Hota Junjok. In 2006 and 2009, he participated as the WBC Japan representative and contributed to consecutive championships. He started as a shortstop for Joo-Jun in 2006 and as a third baseman in 2009.

He was distinguished by his challenging spirit.

He moved to the United States in 2012 and played for the Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Cubs. He started with a minor league contract with Seattle and moved up and down the minor and major leagues. He returned to Softbank in 2017 after spending five years in the minor leagues. After being released as a free agent in 2018, he went through the Taiwan League and wore a Tochigi uniform.

Kawasaki recorded 1376 hits in Nippon Professional Baseball and 150 hits in Major League history.

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