Chihiro Kaneko

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Chihiro Kaneko
Kaneko with the Orix Buffaloes
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters – No. 19
Born: (1983-11-08) November 8, 1983 (age 36)
Niigata, Japan
Bats: Left Throws: Right
April 12, 2006, for the Orix Buffaloes
NPB statistics
(through 2018)
Earned run average2.96
Career highlights and awards

Chihiro Kaneko (金子 千尋, Kaneko Chihiro, born November 8, 1983, in Niigata, Japan) is a Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball pitcher with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in Japan's Pacific League.

Kaneko pitched for the Orix Buffaloes. He won the Pacific League Most Valuable Player Award and the Eiji Sawamura Award in 2014. He became a free agent after the 2018 season,[1] and signed with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.[2]


  1. ^ Baseball / Japanese Baseball (2018-11-28). "Buffaloes ace Chihiro Kaneko to become free agent". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  2. ^ Coskrey, Jason (2019-02-10). "Chihiro Kaneko draws attention from Yu Darvish, others, because of change-up". The Japan Times. Retrieved 2019-04-08.

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