Hiroyuki Kobayashi (baseball)

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Hiroyuki Kobayashi
Hiroyuki Kobayashi 2010.jpg
Kobayashi during his tenure with the Chiba Lotte Marines in 2010.
Saitama Seibu Lions – No. 52
Born: (1978-06-04) June 4, 1978 (age 39)
Sōka, Saitama, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
NPB debut
July 4, 1998, for the Chiba Lotte Marines
NPB statistics
(through 2012)
Win-Loss 75-74
Saves 29
Earned run average 3.54
Strikeouts 1125
Last updated on: October 13, 2012
Hiroyuki Kobayashi
WBC2006 Hiroyuki Kobayashi.jpg
Kobayashi pitched for Japan in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's Baseball
World Baseball Classic
Gold medal – first place 2006 San Diego Team

Hiroyuki Kobayashi (小林 宏之, 小林宏, Kobayashi Hiroyuki, Kobayashi-Hiro, born June 4, 1978 in Sōka, Saitama, Japan) is a Japanese right-handed pitcher. He played in the 2006 World Baseball Classic for Japan.

As a relief pitcher Kobayashi throws a fastball that sits in 87-91 mph (tops out at 93 mph), silder, change-up, and an effective forkball as his out pitch.

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