Yoshitomo Tani

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Yoshitomo Tani
Orix Buffaloes – No. 10
Born: (1973-02-09) February 9, 1973 (age 42)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
May 11, 1997 for the Orix BlueWave
Career statistics
(through 2006)
Batting average .299
Home runs 97
Runs batted in 552
Career highlights and awards
Yoshitomo Tani
Medal record
Competitor for  Japan
Men's Baseball
Summer Olympics
Silver medal – second place Atlanta 1996 Team Competition
Bronze medal – third place Athens 2004 Team Competition
Asian Baseball Championship
Gold medal – first place Kurashiki 1995 Team Competition
Gold medal – first place Sapporo 2003 Team Competition
Intercontinental Cup
Silver medal – second place Havana 1995 Team Competition

Yoshitomo Tani (谷 佳知, born February 9, 1973) is a Japanese professional baseball player from Higashiōsaka, Osaka, Japan. He currently plays as an outfielder for the Yomiuri Giants.


Tani is married to Ryoko Tani, a famous judoka who has won two gold medals, two silver medals and the bronze in Judo at the Summer Olympics.

He was selected for the Japanese baseball team at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal. He also won a silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics before entering the Japanese professional leagues.

Career Awards[edit]

  • Most league steals 2002 (43)
  • Most league hits 2003 (189)

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