Shinnosuke Abe

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Shinnosuke Abe
Giants abe 10.jpg
Yomiuri Giants – No. 10
Catcher
Born: (1979-03-20) March 20, 1979 (age 35)
Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Professional debut
2001 for the Yomiuri Giants
Career statistics
(through 2013)
Batting average .290
Home runs 318
Runs batted in 952
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Shinnosuke Abe
Medal record
Competitor for  Japan
Men’s Baseball
World Baseball Classic
Gold 2009 Los Angeles Team
Asian Baseball Championship
Silver 1999 Seoul Team
Gold 2007 Taichung Team
Intercontinental Cup
Gold 1997 Barcelona Team

Shinnosuke Abe (阿部 慎之助 Abe Shinnosuke?, born March 20, 1979 in Urayasu, Chiba) is a Japanese professional baseball player with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. He has played for the Japanese national team since 1999 as a catcher. In the 2009 Japan Series, he was named the Most Valuable Player.

He was the captain of Japanese national team in 2013 WBC, and hit 2 home runs in the same inning against Netherlands, becoming the first and only player to achieve such feat in the history of WBC.

Career statistics[edit]

Nippon Professional Baseball
Year Age Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB AVG
2001 22 Yomiuri 127 386 40 87 18 0 13 144 44 3 .225
2002 23 Yomiuri 127 446 62 133 26 0 18 213 73 4 .298
2003 24 Yomiuri 94 314 46 95 15 1 15 157 51 1 .303
2004 25 Yomiuri 108 379 61 114 22 1 33 237 78 0 .301
2005 26 Yomiuri 130 476 56 143 16 0 26 237 86 0 .300
2006 27 Yomiuri 129 452 39 133 26 2 10 193 56 0 .294
2007 28 Yomiuri 140 499 72 137 20 0 33 256 101 1 .275
2008 29 Yomiuri 125 428 60 116 27 0 24 215 67 1 .271
2009 30 Yomiuri 123 409 63 120 20 2 32 240 76 1 .293
2010 31 Yomiuri 140 498 85 140 27 2 44 303 92 0 .281
2011 32 Yomiuri 114 390 45 114 21 0 20 195 61 1 .292
2012 33 Yomiuri 138 467 72 159 22 1 27 264 104 0 .340
2013 34 Yomiuri 135 422 81 125 17 0 32 238 91 0 .296
Career 1630 5566 782 1616 277 9 327 2892 980 12 .290

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Preceded by
Japan women's national football team
Japan Professional Sports Grand Prize Winner
2012
Succeeded by
Masahiro Tanaka