Hirokazu Ibata

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Hirokazu Ibata
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Ibata with the Yomiuri Giants
Yomiuri Giants – No. 82
Infielder / Coach
Born: (1975-05-12) May 12, 1975 (age 42)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
NPB debut
September 8, 1998, for the Chunichi Dragons
NPB statistics
(through 2015)
Games 1896
Batting average .281
Hits 1,912
Home runs 56
Runs batted in 510

As player

As coach

  • Yomiuri Giants (2016–present)
Career highlights and awards
Last updated on: January 3, 2016

Hirokazu Ibata (Japanese:井端 弘和, born May 12, 1975 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan) was a Japanese professional baseball player in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. He played second base for the Yomiuri Giants and short stop for the Chunichi Dragons but is able to play at other positions.

After retiring at the end of the 2015 season, Ibata took up new Giants' manager, Yoshinobu Takahashi's invitation to join his coaching staff.[1]


  1. ^ "Longtime Dragons star Ibata retires at age 40". Japan Times. 24 October 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2016. 

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