Uchikawa with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
|Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 1|
|First baseman, Outfielder|
August 4, 1982 |
|March 30, 2001, for the Yokohama BayStars|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Competitor for Japan|
|World Baseball Classic|
|2009 Los Angeles||Team|
Seiichi Uchikawa (内川 聖一, born August 4, 1982 in Ōita, Japan) is a Japanese professional baseball player for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. He rose to prominence in 2008 with a league-leading .378 batting average. He was a part of the Japanese baseball team during the 2009 World Baseball Classic, as well as the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
During the 2010 offseason, he exercised his free agent option and after weeks of negotiations between the Yokohama BayStars, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, and Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, he decided to sign a four-year deal with SoftBank worth up to 1.36 billion yen.
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