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Akihiro Yano (矢野 燿大, Yano Akihiro, real name: 矢野 輝弘, born December 6, 1968) is a former Japanese baseball player in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. He started his career as the Number 2 Draft pick with the Chunichi Dragons in 1991, and played for the Hanshin Tigers from 1998 until his retirement in 2010.

Akihiro Yano
Hanshin Tigers – No. 88
Catcher / Coach
Born: (1968-12-06) December 6, 1968 (age 49)
Hirano-ku, Osaka, Japan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
NPB debut
August 3, 1991, for the Chunichi Dragons
Last NPBA appearance
May 8, 2010, for the Hanshin Tigers
NPB statistics
Batting average .274
Hits 1347
Home runs 112
RBIs 570

As player

As coach

  • Hanshin Tigers (2016–present)
Last updated on: January 10, 2016
Yano playing for Japan in the 2008 Summer Olympics.