Shinnosuke Abe

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Shinnosuke Abe
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Abe with the Yomiuri Giants
Yomiuri Giants – No. 10
Born: (1979-03-20) March 20, 1979 (age 39)
Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
Bats: Left Throws: Right
2001, for the Yomiuri Giants
Career statistics
(through 2017)
Batting average .284
Home runs 388
Runs batted in 1,212
Career highlights and awards

Shinnosuke Abe (阿部 慎之助, Abe Shinnosuke, born March 20, 1979 in Urayasu, Chiba) is a Japanese professional baseball player with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. He has played for the Japanese national team since 1999 as a catcher. In the 2009 Japan Series, he was named the Most Valuable Player.

He was the captain of Japanese national team in 2013 WBC, and hit 2 home runs in the same inning against the Netherlands, becoming the first and only player to achieve such a feat in the history of the WBC.

With 377 career home runs (through April 6, 2017) season, Abe ranks #23 on the NPB career list.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Japan Baseball Daily
Preceded by
Japan women's national football team
Japan Professional Sports Grand Prize Winner
Succeeded by
Masahiro Tanaka
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