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Kawai with the Chunichi Dragons
|Chunichi Dragons – No. 17|
|Born:June 17, 1980|
|April 20, 2005, for the Chunichi Dragons|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kawai announced his retirement on the 23rd of September 2016, and played his final game for the Dragons against the Hanshin Tigers at Nagoya Dome pitching 5 straight deliveries in a row to retire the pinch hitting Shunsuke Fujikawa.
- "【中日】雄太、引退を発表！０９年に球団記録開幕１１連勝「サンデー川井」(Yudai retirement announcement! The man who recorded 11 wins in a row from starting day in 2009, "Sunday Kawai")" (in Japanese). Sports Hochi. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
- "【中日】引退登板・雄太、すべて直球の５球でお別れ (Chunichi: Retiring Yudai parts with 5 straight balls in a row)" (in Japanese). Sports Hochi. 25 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
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