|First baseman, outfielder|
November 7, 1968 |
|September 7, 1989, for the Chunichi Dragons|
|2013, for the Chunichi Dragons|
(through 2013 season)
|Last updated on: 30 March 2015|
Takeshi Yamasaki (山﨑 武司 Yamasaki Takeshi, born November 7, 1968, in Chita, Aichi, Japan) is a retired Japanese professional baseball player. During his 24 seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball, he played for the Chunichi Dragons, the Orix BlueWave, and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.
On April 1, 2007, José Fernández and Yamasaki hit grand slams in the same inning for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Yamasaki led the Pacific League in home runs and RBI in 2007, also being selected for a Best Nine Award as a designated hitter.
Yamasaki was awarded the 2011 Golden Spirit Award, given to a NPB player who "best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team", as voted on by members of the media.
Yamasaki played 24 years in NPB, retiring after the 2013 season with 403 home runs, placing him 17th all-time in Japanese professional baseball.
- Nippon Professional Baseball career statistics from JapaneseBaseball.com
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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