Norihiro Akahoshi

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Norihiro Akahoshi
赤星 憲広
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retired
Outfielder
Born: (1976-04-10) April 10, 1976 (age 38)
Kariya, Aichi, Japan
Batted: Left Threw: Right
Professional debut
March 30, 2001 for the Hanshin Tigers
Last professional appearance
September 12, 2009 for the Hanshin Tigers
NPB statistics
Batting average .295
Hits 1276
Home runs 3
RBIs 215
Teams
  • Aichi Prefectural Obu High School
  • Asia University
  • East Japan Railway Company (JR East)
  • Hanshin Tigers (20012009)
Career highlights and awards

Norihiro Akahoshi (赤星 憲広 Akahoshi Norihiro?, born April 10, 1976) is a retired Nippon Professional Baseball player from Kariya, Aichi, Japan. He played as an outfielder for the Hanshin Tigers.

Akahoshi announced his retirement on December 9, 2009. During the 2009 season, he was first deactivated in early July after sustaining a neck injury. Then, on September 12, his last game, Akahoshi aggravated a spinal disc herniation when he dove headfirst in an attempt to catch a ball. He was diagnosed with spinal damage and has experienced pain in his neck and lower back as well as numbness in his hands and feet since.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hanshin's star Akahoshi retires". The Japan Times. December 10, 2009. Retrieved December 9, 2009. 

External links[edit]

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