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Kudo says goodbye to Seibu; Kosaka gets a retirement ceremony

by on Nov.24, 2010 @ 4:21 pm, under NPB
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Kimiyasu Kudo attends the Seibu Lions' Fan Appreciation Day yesterday and was given a nice send-off: the players and coaches gathered on the pitching mound and tossed Kudo up into the air 3 times.

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Makoto Kosaka announced his retirement earlier this month and was then hired by the club to be an Ikusei coach.  And at Fan Appreciation Day yesterday, the Rakuten Eagles held a retirement ceremony for Kosaka to close out the day.

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Rakuten: Makoto Kosaka retires

by on Oct.04, 2010 @ 11:06 pm, under NPB
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The Rakuten Eagles announced today that Makoto Kosaka decided to retire after he was given his senryokugai notice.

Career Stats

Yr Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GIDP AVG SLG OBP OPS
1997 LOT 135 595 499 66 130 14 7 1 161 30 56 16 38 5 49 4 49 4 .261 .323 .329 .654
1998 LOT 124 527 430 51 100 12 8 3 137 33 43 11 48 6 40 3 48 3 .233 .319 .299 .621
1999 LOT 130 586 482 64 135 18 10 3 182 40 31 15 42 2 57 3 59 2 .280 .378 .358 .737
2000 LOT 135 559 462 57 110 17 4 1 138 30 33 11 23 5 69 0 69 4 .238 .299 .334 .636
2001 LOT 140 657 550 79 144 16 8 1 179 35 32 9 22 7 77 1 70 8 .262 .325 .350 .679
2002 LOT 93 380 334 35 82 13 6 1 110 15 11 3 18 0 26 1 54 2 .246 .329 .302 .631
2003 LOT 134 592 516 67 133 21 7 3 177 40 27 7 19 3 53 1 84 5 .258 .343 .326 .671
2004 LOT 89 300 242 33 61 9 3 1 79 26 6 8 21 3 31 1 37 1 .252 .326 .336 .666
2005 LOT 118 367 321 64 91 14 6 4 129 31 26 11 10 1 29 6 47 3 .283 .402 .353 .756
2006 YOM 92 255 218 24 40 5 2 0 49 12 4 4 8 2 22 5 41 3 .183 .225 .271 .498
2007 YOM 56 31 24 13 3 1 1 0 6 3 2 0 1 1 4 1 8 0 .125 .250 .267 .526
2008 YOM 13 7 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 RAK 105 213 176 19 40 3 1 1 48 8 7 4 17 1 18 0 31 1 .227 .273 .297 .572
2010 RAK 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - -
Totals 1371 5069 4261 574 1069 143 63 19 1395 303 279 99 267 36 475 26 599 36 .251 .327 .327 .657
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Senryokugai: Eagles’ make official announcement on Kosaka, Kenshi, and Ishikawa

by on Oct.01, 2010 @ 6:19 pm, under NPB
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As mentioned yesterday, the Eagles officially announced that they will be parting ways 37-year-old Makoto Kosaka and 34-year-old Kenshi Kawaguchi.  29-year-old Satoru Ishikawa was also included in the team's offcial statement today.

See also:

Senryokugai: Rakuten Eagles’ Kosaka and Kenshi

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Senryokugai: Rakuten Eagles’ Kosaka and Kenshi

by on Sep.30, 2010 @ 11:05 pm, under NPB
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The Rakuten Eagles have apparently decided that 37-year-old Makoto Kosaka and 34-year-old Kenshi Kawaguchi didn't fit into their plans for the 2011 season.  The club is expected to make an announcement of their decision Friday.

Makoto Kosaka 2010 Season

Lvl G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HP SO GDP AVG SLG OBP
Ni-gun 28 41 37 5 8 0 1 0 10 2 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 4 1 .216 .270 .275
Ichi-gun 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Kenshi Kawaguchi 2010 Season

Lvl G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HP SO GDP AVG SLG OBP
Ni-gun 19 44 39 5 10 4 0 0 14 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 9 2 .256 .359 .341
Ichi-gun 28 39 36 3 6 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 8 1 .167 .167 .231
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