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Orix Buffaloes: Mamoru Kishida interested in playing in the Majors

by on Jan.23, 2012 @ 2:02 pm, under NPB

Mamoru Kishida (30) was asked if he was interested in going to the Majors during a fan event on Sunday and replied, "It is not something I need to hide.  I would like to go [to the Majors].  It has been a dream since before I turned pro. ... This is not something that is going to happen right away.  There are still some things I need to do in Japan."

Hideo Nomo is mentioned as an influence in Kishida's desire to play in the Majors.

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Career Stats

Year Tm G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2006 ORI 6 0 1 0 0 0 51 13.1 11 3 2 0 10 0 0 4 4 2.70 0.97
2007 ORI 39 4 3 0 0 0 516 126.0 124 7 24 4 115 5 0 46 41 2.93 1.17
2008 ORI 12 4 1 0 0 0 272 67.1 70 7 7 1 58 1 0 23 22 2.94 1.14
2009 ORI 19 10 4 0 3 2 561 139.1 134 10 20 3 124 3 0 53 48 3.10 1.11
2010 ORI 57 6 5 12 2 0 440 104.2 107 6 24 1 96 4 1 42 38 3.27 1.25
2011 ORI 68 5 6 33 0 0 289 69.0 66 5 15 1 74 2 0 23 20 2.61 1.17
Totals 201 29 20 45 5 2 2129 519.2 512 38 92 10 477 15 1 191 173 3.00 1.16