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Naoyuki Shimizu (清水 直行, Shimizu Naoyuki, born November 24, 1975), nicknamed "Nao",[1] is a former professional baseball player from Kyoto, Japan. He is a starting pitcher for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.

Naoyuki Shimizu
Naoyuki Shimizu on May 5, 2010.jpg
Chiba Lotte Marines – No. 81
Pitcher / Coach
Born: (1975-11-24) November 24, 1975 (age 43)
Kyoto, Japan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
NPB debut
April 1, 2000, for the Chiba Lotte Marines
Last NPB appearance
August 20, 2011, for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars
Teams
As player

As coach

CareerEdit

He attended Hōtoku Gakuen High School.[2] He joined the Japanese Olympic baseball team for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal.[3] He also played with the Japanese national team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.[4] Tragedy struck in January 2008 when Shimizu's wife died.[citation needed] He has 3 kids.

After ten seasons with the Chiba Lotte Marines from 2000 to 2009, Shimizu became a free agent and signed with the Yokohama BayStars. His career numbers with the Marines were 93 wins against 85 losses, with a career 4.02 ERA, tossing 38 complete games and nine shutouts.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ニックネーム". 千葉ロッテマリーンズ オフィシャルサイト 「マリンフェスタ」特設サイト (in Japanese). Retrieved April 23, 2019.
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  3. ^ "Naoyuki Shimizu Biography and Statistics". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2009-04-13.
  4. ^ "World Baseball Classic: Japan". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Archived from the original on 2006-04-14. Retrieved 2009-04-13.

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