Yūya Andō

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Yuya Ando
安藤 優也
Ando with the Hanshin Tigers
Hanshin Tigers – No. 16
Born: (1977-12-27) December 27, 1977 (age 39)
Oita, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
NPB debut
April 7, 2002, for the Hanshin Tigers
NPB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Win-Loss 77-66
ERA 3.56
Strikeouts 822
Olympic medal record
Men's Baseball
Bronze medal – third place Athens 2004 Team Competition

Yūya Andō (安藤 優也, Andō Yūya, often Andoh, born December 27, 1977) is a professional baseball player from Ōita City, Japan. He is part of the starting rotation for the Hanshin Tigers baseball team.


In 2006, Ando pitched his first Shutout game against Yokohama BayStars.[1]

Ando joined the Japanese Olympic baseball team for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal.[2] Ando went 7-4 in college, battling shoulder problems. He went on to Toyota Motors in the industrial leagues and peaked at 93 mph there, drawing the interest of various scouts. In the 2001 Baseball World Cup, he went 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA, allowing 5 hits and fanning 14 in 11 innings.[3]


  1. ^ "Baseball: Sheets, Ando lead Hanshin's rout of Yokohama in CL". Japan Economic Newswire. September 3, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Wednesday's Olympic Medalists". The Associated Press. August 25, 2004. 
  3. ^ Baseball-reference.com

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