Shohei Tateyama

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Shohei Tateyama
Tokyo Yakult Swallows – No. 25
Starting pitcher
Born: (1981-03-17) March 17, 1981 (age 37)
Atsugi, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
NPB debut
2003, for the Yakult Swallows
NPB statistics
(through 2016)
Win–loss record 85-62
Earned run average 3.22
Strikeouts 979
Career highlights and awards

Shohei Tateyama (館山 昌平, Tateyama Shōhei, born March 3, 1981) is a Japanese professional baseball player. He is currently a starting pitcher for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.


Tateyama began his professional career in 2003 with the Yakult Swallows and became a regular pitcher from the 2004 season and from 2008, a regular starter for the team. At this time his performances improved and he led the Central League in winning percentage with 0.800 (12-3). The next year, he led the league in victories, with 16, despite a 3.39 ERA, and in 2010 and 2011 he led the league in shutouts, becoming monthly MVP in August 2010. He was the monthly MVP again in April and September 2012.

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