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Atsushi Fujimoto (藤本 敦士, Fujimoto Atsushi, born October 4, 1977) is a former professional baseball player from Akashi, Hyōgo, Japan. After a nine-year career for the Hanshin Tigers, Fujimoto finished his career with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows before retiring at the end of the 2013 season. On 6 November 2014 it was announced that Fujimoto will return to Hanshin as an infield and baserunning coach for the farm team.[1]

Atsushi Fujimoto
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Infielder / Coach
Born: (1977-10-04) October 4, 1977 (age 40)
Akashi, Hyogo, Japan
Bats: Left Throws: Right
NPB debut
April 14, 2001, for the Hanshin Tigers
NPB statistics
(through 2013 season)
Batting average .251
Run batted in 208
Hits 519
Teams

As player

As coach

  • Hanshin Tigers (2015–present)

He joined the Japanese Olympic baseball team for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal. He played in every inning of every game in the olympic tournament for the Japanese team.

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