Abe with the Yomiuri Giants
|Yomiuri Giants – No. 10|
March 20, 1979 |
Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
|2001, for the Yomiuri Giants|
|Runs batted in||1,136|
|Career highlights and awards|
|World Baseball Classic|
|2009 Los Angeles||Team|
|Asian Baseball Championship|
Shinnosuke Abe (阿部 慎之助 Abe Shinnosuke?, born March 20, 1979 in Urayasu, Chiba) is a Japanese professional baseball player with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. He has played for the Japanese national team since 1999 as a catcher. In the 2009 Japan Series, he was named the Most Valuable Player.
He was the captain of Japanese national team in 2013 WBC, and hit 2 home runs in the same inning against the Netherlands, becoming the first and only player to achieve such a feat in the history of the WBC.
With 373 career home runs (through the 2016) season, Abe ranks #23 on the NPB career list.
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