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Hanshin Tigers: Retirement ceremony for Tomoaki Kanemoto scheduled for October 9, 2012

by on Sep.24, 2012 @ 5:56 pm, under NPB

The Hanshin Tigers officially announced today that they will hold a retirement ceremony for Tomoaki Kanemoto on October 9 at Koshien Stadium.  Fans in attendance will receive a free Tomoaki Kanemoto Memorial Poster.

Source: Daily Sports 9/24/2012, Sponichi 9/24/2012, official announcement

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UPDATE 9/25 @ 2:58pm - The Tigers are currently working out the events that will take place during the schedule.  For the time being, it will include a video highlight looking back on Kanemoto's career and a flower presentation ceremony.  Kanemoto has also asked the Tigers not to do anything flashy.

The date for the retirement ceremony is set in stone, unless the day itself is rained out.

Source: Daily Sports 9/25/2012

UPDATE @ 4:23pm - Kazuhiro Kiyohara is scheduled to attend the ceremony.  Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2012

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