Seiichi Uchikawa

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Seiichi Uchikawa
Seiichi Uchikawa 2011.jpg
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 1
First baseman, Outfielder
Born: (1982-08-04) August 4, 1982 (age 31)
Ōita, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
March 30, 2001 for the Yokohama BayStars
Career statistics
Batting average .311
Home runs 53
Hits 603
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Seiichi Uchikawa
Medal record
Competitor for  Japan
Men’s Baseball
World Baseball Classic
Gold 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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