Ando with the Hanshin Tigers
|Hanshin Tigers – No. 86|
|Pitcher / Coach|
Born: December 27, 1977|
|April 7, 2002, for the Hanshin Tigers|
|NPB statistics |
(through 2016 season)
|Olympic medal record|
|Athens 2004||Team Competition|
Ando joined the Japanese Olympic baseball team for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal. 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.
- "Baseball: Sheets, Ando lead Hanshin's rout of Yokohama in CL". Japan Economic Newswire. September 3, 2006.
- "Wednesday's Olympic Medalists". The Associated Press. August 25, 2004.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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