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Arihito Muramatsu announces his retirement at a press conference

by on Sep.29, 2010 @ 4:20 am, under NPB

The Hawks officially announced on Monday that Arihito Muramatsu would be retiring after the current season.  The Hawks actually had a Ni-gun practice game schedule on Monday, but the rain washed the game out and the club switched gears and instead held a retirement ceremony for Muramatsu -- the Hawks gave Muramatsu one at bat and then allowed him to round the bases and slide head-first into home.

On the 28th, the Hawks held a press conference to give Muramatsu a chance to talk to the media about his decision.  Muramatsu also left some parting words to fans at the official Hawks' site.

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Arihito Muramatsu to retire after the season