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[9/28/2013] Hiroshima Carp: Tsuyoshi Kikuchihara to retire after the season

by on Sep.28, 2013 @ 4:42 pm, under NPB

The Hiroshima Carp announced today that thirty-eight-year-old pitcher Tsuyoshi Kikuchihara will return at the end of the season.

The Carp posted the following comment from Kikuchihara:

It is regretable that I could not help the team, but I consider myself lucky because I had the opportunity to meet many people.

When I returned to the Carp and hurt my Achilles' tendon, many people helped me out.  It was through their support that I was able to continue playing.  For that I am extremely grateful.

Thank you to all the fans that cheered for me over the years and to everyone that affected my life.

Source: Jiji 9/28/2013, Daily Sports 9/28/2013, Nikkan Sports 9/28/2013, official announcement