|Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – No. 92|
|Pitcher / Coach|
December 4, 1965 |
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
|April 7, 1990, for the Chunichi Dragons|
|October 2, 1999, for the Nippon-Ham Fighters|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Last update: 3 November 2015|
Tsuyoshi Yoda (与田 剛, born December 4, 1965) is a Japanese professional baseball player and coach.
Yoda played for the Chunichi Dragons of Nippon Professional Baseball, debuting in 1990. After the 1990 season, Yoda played on a team of Japanese all-stars, opposing American all-stars. In 1996, he signed with the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball, and played in minor league baseball for the Memphis Chicks of the Class AA Southern League. However, elbow injuries limited him. He returned to Japan to play for the Nippon-Ham Fighters of NPB in 1999.
- "ESPN WE'VE HAD JAPANESE ACES, JAPANESE ALL-STARS AND JAPANESE WORLD CHAMPS. SO HOW FAR CAN WE BE FROM A JAPANESE SKIPPER IN THE BIG LEAGUES? [NOT VERY.]". M.espn.go.com. 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
- "NewsLibrary.com – newspaper archive, clipping service – newspapers and other news sources". Nl.newsbank.com. 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)