Masahito Kohiyama

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Masahito Kohiyama
Born: (1969-05-07) May 7, 1969 (age 50)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
NPB debut
April 10, 1993, for the Yokohama BayStars
NPB statistics
Last updated on: December 15, 2013
Masahito Kohiyama
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's Baseball
Summer Olympics
Bronze medal – third place Barcelona 1992 Team
Intercontinental Cup
Silver medal – second place Barcelona 1991 Team

Masahito Kohiyama (小桧山 雅仁, Kohiyama Masahito, born May 7, 1969) is a former professional baseball player from Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

Kohiyama was drafted in the first round of the 1992 amateur draft by the Yokohama BayStars. He was successful in his rookie year, pitching as the setup man for closer Kazuhiro Sasaki, but problems with control led the BayStars to drop him in 2001. He played with the Chinatrust Whales (a team in the Chinese Professional Baseball League) in 2002 before retiring. He currently works at TBS Radio & Communications.

He won a bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics before entering the Japanese professional leagues. He pitched a shutout win against Puerto Rico in the Olympic tournament. He is the only pitcher to have recorded a shutout game in Olympic baseball.

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