Akamatsu with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp
|Hiroshima Toyo Carp – No. 38|
September 6, 1982 |
|October 4, 2005 for the Hanshin Tigers|
(through 2008 season)
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. He won the Gold Glove that same year.
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