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Norihiro Akahoshi

Norihiro Akahoshi (赤星 憲広, Akahoshi Norihiro, born April 10, 1976) is a retired Nippon Professional Baseball player from Kariya, Aichi, Japan. He played as an outfielder for the Hanshin Tigers.

Norihiro Akahoshi
赤星 憲広
Born: (1976-04-10) April 10, 1976 (age 42)
Kariya, Aichi, Japan
Batted: Left Threw: Right
March 30, 2001, for the Hanshin Tigers
Last appearance
September 12, 2009, for the Hanshin Tigers
NPB statistics
Batting average.295
Home runs3
Career highlights and awards

Akahoshi announced his retirement on December 9, 2009. During the 2009 season, he was first deactivated in early July after sustaining a neck injury. Then, on September 12, his last game, Akahoshi aggravated a spinal disc herniation when he dove headfirst in an attempt to catch a ball. He was diagnosed with spinal damage and has experienced pain in his neck and lower back as well as numbness in his hands and feet since.[1]


  1. ^ "Hanshin's star Akahoshi retires". The Japan Times. December 10, 2009. Retrieved December 9, 2009.

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