Yoshitomo Tani

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Yoshitomo Tani
Tani with the Yomiuri Giants
Born: (1973-02-09) February 9, 1973 (age 43)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
May 11, 1997, for the Orix BlueWave
Career statistics
(through 2015)
Batting average .301
Home runs 133
Runs batted in 741
Career highlights and awards
Yoshitomo Tani
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's Baseball
Summer Olympics
Silver medal – second place Atlanta 1996 Team Competition
Bronze medal – third place Athens 2004 Team Competition
Asian Baseball Championship
Gold medal – first place Kurashiki 1995 Team Competition
Gold medal – first place Sapporo 2003 Team Competition
Intercontinental Cup
Silver medal – second place Havana 1995 Team Competition

Yoshitomo Tani (谷 佳知, born February 9, 1973) is a Japanese professional baseball player from Higashiōsaka, Osaka, Japan. He currently plays as an outfielder for the Orix Buffaloes.


Tani is married to Ryoko Tani, a famous judoka who has won two gold medals, two silver medals and the bronze in Judo at the Summer Olympics.

He was selected for the Japanese baseball team at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal. He also won a silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics before entering the Japanese professional leagues.

Career Awards[edit]

  • Most league steals 2002 (43)
  • Most league hits 2003 (189)

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