|Coach / Infielder|
Born: June 17, 1967|
Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan
|April 18, 1993, for the Kintetsu Buffaloes|
|Last NPB appearance|
|September 28, 2005, for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles|
|Runs batted in||334|
|Career highlights and awards|
Koichi Oshima (大島 公一 Oshima Koichi, born June 17, 1967) is a retired Japanese professional baseball player from Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan. He played for the Kintetsu Buffaloes, Orix Buffaloes, and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles during his professional career, and currently works as a minor league hitting coach for the Orix Buffaloes.
Oshima was a valuable switch hitter and a solid fielder, winning three Japanese golden glove awards at second base, and two Best Nine awards. He dismissed an offer to work as a coach when the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes and Orix BlueWave merged, and played a season with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles before becoming a coach for the Orix Buffaloes in 2006.
He won a bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics before entering the Japanese professional leagues.
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