Makoto Kaneko (baseball)

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Makoto Kaneko
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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters – No. 8
Infielder, Shortstop
Born: (1975-11-08) November 8, 1975 (age 39)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
April 2, 1995 for the Nippon Ham Fighters
Career statistics
Batting average .259
Home runs 84
Hits 1551
Teams
Olympic medal record
Men's Baseball
Bronze Athens 2004 Team Competition

Makoto Kaneko (金子 誠, born November 8, 1975) is a professional baseball player from Abiko, Chiba, Japan. He is an infielder for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters Japanese baseball team.

Kaneko won the Pacific League rookie of the year award in 1996. He won two golden glove awards at second base before being converted to shortstop.

He joined the Japanese olympic baseball team for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal.

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