Masato Akamatsu

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Masato Akamatsu
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Hiroshima Toyo Carp – No. 38
Outfielder
Born: (1982-09-06) September 6, 1982 (age 32)
Kyoto, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
October 4, 2005 for the Hanshin Tigers
Career statistics
(through 2008 season)
Hits 96
RBIs 25
Batting average .243
Teams

Masato Akamatsu (赤松 真人 Akamatsu Masato?, born September 6, 1982, in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City) is a Nippon Professional Baseball player. He is currently with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.[1]

In August 2010, Masato made sports headlines by denying batter Shuichi Murata a home run with what sportswriters dubbed the "Spider-Man Catch," rapidly scaling the outfield fence before snaring the ball in midleap.[2][3] He won the Gold Glove that same year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Masato Akamatsu". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  2. ^ Smith, Stephen (2010-08-06). "Japanese Player Makes Amazing Spider-Man Catch". CBSNews.com. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  3. ^ Brewer, Jerry (2010-08-06). "Two amazing catches that will change your life". Seattle Times. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 

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