Makoto Kaneko (baseball)

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Makoto Kaneko
Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters – No. 88
Infielder, Shortstop, Coach
Born: (1975-11-08) November 8, 1975 (age 40)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
April 2, 1995, for the Nippon-Ham Fighters
Career statistics
Batting average .259
Home runs 84
Hits 1551

As player

As coach

  • Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (2015–present)
Olympic medal record
Men's Baseball
Bronze medal – third place Athens 2004 Team Competition

Makoto Kaneko (金子 誠, born November 8, 1975) is a professional baseball player from Abiko, Chiba, Japan. He is an infielder for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters Japanese baseball team.

Kaneko won the Pacific League rookie of the year award in 1996. He won two golden glove awards at second base before being converted to shortstop.

He joined the Japanese olympic baseball team for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal.

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