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[10/12/2015] Rakuten Eagles: Makoto Moriyama to retire

by on Oct.12, 2015 @ 4:42 pm, under NPB

The Rakuten Eagles announced that Makoto Moriyama has decided to retire. The Eagles released the following statement from Moriyama:

The 2013 Nippon Series is my best memory. I appreciate all the support I received, even though I came here from another team and didn't put up good numbers.

Source: official announcement

[UPDATE 10/12 @ 11:32pm]

Moriyama will remain in the organization as a Ni-gun outfield/base coach.

Source: Sponichi 10/12/2015

Career Stats

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HBP SO DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 Orix 35 55 45 9 16 1 0 0 17 1 2 3 2 0 6 0 2 4 1 .356 .453 .378 .831
2007 Orix 11 15 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2008 Orix 42 67 58 10 12 1 0 0 13 5 4 3 3 1 5 0 0 12 0 .207 .266 .224 .490
2009 Orix 34 12 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 .000 .083 .000 .083
2010 Orix 68 149 130 26 43 2 0 0 45 9 5 2 10 1 8 0 0 21 2 .331 .367 .346 .713
2011 Orix 82 125 113 19 21 1 0 0 22 4 5 2 6 0 6 0 0 19 1 .186 .227 .195 .422
2012 Orix 18 27 26 2 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 .154 .185 .154 .339
2013 Rakuten 89 95 81 20 22 0 0 0 22 9 11 2 5 0 8 0 1 10 0 .272 .344 .272 .616
2014 Rakuten 50 53 44 12 8 1 0 0 9 0 8 2 6 0 3 1 1 12 0 .182 .234 .205 .439
2015 Rakuten 47 21 15 11 3 1 0 0 4 0 9 3 4 0 2 0 0 4 2 .200 .294 .267 .561
  476 619 536 121 129 7 0 0 136 28 48 18 38 2 40 1 3 86 7 .242 .296 .254 .551