Masato Akamatsu

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Masato Akamatsu
Akamatsu with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Hiroshima Toyo Carp – No. 38
Born: (1982-09-06) September 6, 1982 (age 35)
Kyoto, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
October 4, 2005, for the Hanshin Tigers
Career statistics
(through 2016 season)
Hits 403
RBIs 144
Batting average .249
Career highlights and awards

Masato Akamatsu (赤松 真人, Akamatsu Masato, born September 6, 1982, in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City) is a Nippon Professional Baseball player. He is currently with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.[1]

In August 2010, Masato made sports headlines by denying batter Shuichi Murata a home run with what sportswriters dubbed the "Spider-Man Catch," rapidly scaling the outfield fence before snaring the ball in midleap.[2][3] He won the Gold Glove that same year.


  1. ^ a b c "Masato Akamatsu". Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  2. ^ Smith, Stephen (2010-08-06). "Japanese Player Makes Amazing Spider-Man Catch". Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  3. ^ Brewer, Jerry (2010-08-06). "Two amazing catches that will change your life". Seattle Times. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 

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