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WBC: Samurai Japan rosters announced

by on Jan.19, 2009 @ 9:57 pm, under WBC

Rosters for Samurai Japan have been announced. They include the following players:

PITCHERS
Darvish, Yu - R/R, 6'4" (193cm), 187lbs (85kg), 08/16/1986

Fujikawa, Kyuji - L/R, 6'0" (183cm), 185lbs (84kg), 07/21/1980

Iwakuma, Hisashi - R/R, 6'3" (191cm), 169lbs (77kg), 04/12/1981

Iwata, Minoru - L/L, 5'10" (178cm), 185lbs (84kg), 10/31/1983

Kishi, Takayuki - R/R, 5'11" (180cm), 150lbs (68kg), 12/04/1984

Kobayashi, Masahide - R/R, 6'0" (183cm), 195lbs (88kg), 05/24/1974

Komatsu, Satoshi - R/R, 5'11" (180cm), 176lbs (80kg), 10/29/1981

Mahara, Takahiro - R/R, 5'11" (180cm), 163lbs (74kg), 12/08/1981

Matsuzaka, Daisuke - R/R, 6'0" (183cm), 185lbs (84kg), 09/13/1980

Nagakawa, Katsuhiro - R/R, 6'2" (188cm), 205lbs (93kg), 12/14/1980

Okajima, Hideki - L/L, 6'1" (185cm), 195lbs (88kg), 12/25/1975

Sugiuchi, Toshiya - L/L, 5'9" (175cm), 185lbs (84kg), 10/30/1980

Takeda, Masaru - L/L, 5'9" (175cm), 156lbs (71kg), 07/10/1978

Tanaka, Masahiro - R/R, 6'1" (185cm), 191lbs (87kg), 11/01/1988

Terahara, Hayato - R/R, 5'11" (180cm), 191lbs (87kg), 10/09/1983

Utsumi, Tetsuya - L/L, 6'1" (185cm), 185lbs (84kg), 04/29/1982

Wada, Tsuyoshi - L/R, 5'11" (180cm), 190lbs (86kg), 02/21/1981

Wakui, Hideaki - R/R, 6'0" (183cm), 187lbs (85kg), 06/21/1986

Watanabe, Shunsuke - R/R, 5'10" (178cm), 154lbs (70kg), 08/27/1976

Yamaguchi, Tetsuya - L/L, 6'0" (183cm), 163lbs (74kg), 11/11/1983

CATCHERS
Abe, Shinnosuke - L/R, 5'10" (178cm), 200lbs (91kg), 03/20/1979

Hosokawa, Toru - R/R, 6'0" (183cm), 209lbs (95kg), 01/04/1980

Ishihara, Yoshiyuki - R/R, 5'10" (178cm), 180lbs (82kg), 09/07/1979

Johjima, Kenji - R/R, 6'0" (183cm), 205lbs (93kg), 06/08/1976

Takahashi, Shinji - R/R, 6'0" (183cm), 187lbs (85kg), 08/07/1978

INFIELDERS
Iwamura, Akinori - L/R, 5'9" (175cm), 175lbs (79kg), 02/09/1979

Kataoka, Yasuyuki - R/R, 5'9" (175cm), 180lbs (82kg), 02/17/1983

Kawasaki, Munenori - L/R, 5'10" (178cm), 155lbs (70kg), 06/03/1981

Kurihara, Kenta - R/R, 6'0" (183cm), 205lbs (93kg), 01/08/1982

Matsunaka, Nobuhiko - L/L, 6'0" (183cm), 210lbs (95kg), 12/26/1973

Murata, Shuichi - R/R, 5'9" (175cm), 190lbs (86kg), 12/28/1980

Nakajima, Hiroyuki - R/R, 5'11" (180cm), 183lbs (83kg), 07/31/1982

Nishioka, Tsuyoshi - S/R, 5'11" (180cm), 165lbs (75kg), 07/27/1984

Ogasawara, Michihiro - L/R, 5'10" (178cm), 185lbs (84kg), 10/25/1973

Tanaka, Kensuke - L/R, 5'9" (175cm), 172lbs (78kg), 05/20/1981

OUTFIELDERS
Aoki, Norichika - L/R, 5'9" (175cm), 170lbs (77kg), 01/05/1982

Fukuchi, Kazuki - S/R, 6'0" (183cm), 187lbs (85kg), 12/17/1975

Fukudome, Kosuke - L/R, 6'0" (183cm), 185lbs (84kg), 04/26/1977

Inaba, Atsunori - L/L, 6'2" (188cm), 187lbs (85kg), 08/03/1972

Kamei, Yoshiyuki - L/R, 5'10" (178cm), 170lbs (77kg), 07/28/1982

Suzuki, Ichiro - L/R, 5'11" (180cm), 170lbs (77kg), 10/22/1973

Uchikawa, Seiichi - R/R, 6'0" (183cm), 180lbs (82kg), 08/04/1982

You can see a list of rosters from all participating teams at the official WBC site.

And if you're in the Tokyo area between February 10th and April 5th, you might want to swing by the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. Memorabilia from the 2006 WBC, as well as a few things from the 2009 WBC, will be on display. How to get there.