Naoyuki Shimizu (清水 直行 Shimizu Naoyuki, born November 24, 1975), nicknamed "Nao", is a former professional baseball player from Kyoto, Japan. He is a starting pitcher for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.
|Chiba Lotte Marines – No. 81|
|Pitcher / Coach|
|Born: November 24, 1975|
|April 1, 2000, for the Chiba Lotte Marines|
|Last NPB appearance|
|August 20, 2011, for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars|
He attended Hōtoku Gakuen High School. He joined the Japanese Olympic baseball team for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal. He also played with the Japanese national team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Tragedy struck in January 2008 when Shimizu's wife died. 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.
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- "Naoyuki Shimizu Biography and Statistics". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2009-04-13.
- "World Baseball Classic: Japan". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Archived from the original on 2006-04-14. Retrieved 2009-04-13.