Manabu Mima

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Manabu Mima
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Mima with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – No. 31
Born: (1986-09-19) September 19, 1986 (age 30)
Kitasōma District, Ibaraki
Bats: Left Throws: Right
April 13, 2011, for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
Career highlights and awards

Manabu Mima (美馬 学, born September 19, 1986) is a Japanese professional baseball player. A pitcher, he plays for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Pacific League in Nippon Professional Baseball.

Mima attended Fujishiro High School and Chuo University. Mima pitched for Tokyo Gas in the industrial leagues after college. The Rakuten Golden Eagles chose him in the second round of the 2010 draft. He then joined the Japanese national baseball team for the 2010 Asian Games. Mima's repertoire includes a slider, forkball, curveball, shuuto (two-seamer), and a fastball (tops out at 95 mph). He debuted on April 13, 2011, tossing a scoreless 8th to preserve a 5-1 lead over the Chiba Lotte Marines.

In the 2013 season, Mima had a 6-5 win–loss record and a 4.12 earned run average.[1] Mima was the winning pitcher in Games 3 and 7 of the 2013 Japan Series, and was named the Japan Series Most Valuable Player (MVP).[2]

His wife is a Japanese singer Santos Anna.


  1. ^ Nagatsuka, Kaz (October 30, 2013). "Aggressive-minded pitchers find success for Eagles". The Japan Times. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  2. ^ Coskrey, Jason (November 3, 2013). "Eagles blank Giants in Game 7, capture first Japan Series title". The Japan Times. Archived from the original on November 6, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 

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